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How to stream the Big East Tournament live

The Big East Tournament goes live from the Garden with at least three teams looking title-worthy.


Phil West


Posted on Mar 11, 2020   Updated on Mar 11, 2020, 2:55 pm CDT

Here’s everything you need to know to stream the Big East tournament, running Wednesday through Saturday in New York City.

2020 Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament

  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York, New York
  • Broadcast: Fox and FS1
  • Streaming Services: Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, Vidgo, YouTube TV

Big East Tournament: Preview

One of the best Championship Week traditions is when the Big East goes live from the Garden. The four-day Big East Tournament, running Wednesday through Sunday from New York City’s Madison Square Garden, will feature as many as six teams headed to the Big Dance, provided that Butler fulfills its promise. The Bulldogs, who nearly picked off Duke in the NCAA Final 10 years ago, look to be one of the last four teams in per current projections.

Though Creighton has the top seed, it’s a pretty wide-open field this year, with Villanova and Seton Hall looking like they could win the title. Even Big Dance-bound teams Providence and Marquette lurk as dark horses, though Marquette’s got the tougher path of the two to reach the final game on Saturday.

Big East Tournament Seeds

  1. Creighton Bluejays (24-7, 13-5 in Big East Conference)
  2. Villanova Wildcats (24-7, 13-5)
  3. Seton Hall Pirates (21-9, 13-5)
  4. Providence Friars (19-12, 12-6)
  5. Butler Bulldogs (22-9, 10-8)
  6. Marquette Golden Eagles (18-12, 8-10)
  7. Xavier Muskateers (19-12, 8-10)
  8. Georgetown Hoyas (15-16, 5-13)
  9. St. John’s Red Storm (16-15, 5-13)
  10. DePaul Blue Demons (15-16, 3-15)

Big East Tournament Schedule

First Round: Wednesday, March 11

  • No. 8 Georgetown vs. No. 9 St. John’s, 7pm ET, FS1
  • No. 7 Xavier vs. No. 10 DePaul, 9:30pm, FS1

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 12

  • Quarterfinal 1: No. 1 Creighton vs. Georgetown-St. John’s winner, 12pm ET, FS1
  • Quarterfinal 2: No. 4 Providence vs. No. 5 Butler, 2:30pm ET, FS1
  • Quarterfinal 3: No. 2 Villanova vs. Xavier-DePaul winner, 7pm ET, FS1
  • Quarterfinal 4: No. 3 Seton Hall vs. No. 6 Marquette, 9:30pm ET, FS1

Semifinals: Friday, March 13

  • Semifinal 1: Quarterfinal 1 winner vs. Quarterfinal 2 winner, 6:30pm ET, FS1
  • Semifinal 2: Quarterfinal 3 winner vs. Quarterfinal 4 winner, 9pm, FS1

Final: Saturday, March 14

  • Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner, 6:30pm ET, Fox

Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament live stream: How to watch college basketball games online

The games are mostly on FS1, with the finals on Fox; these streaming services provide fans the opportunity to catch college basketball throughout the season.

1) FuboTV

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  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX) or news (MSNBC, CNN).

If you’re a sports fan, though, Fubo will appear tailor-made for you, with NBA TV and NFL Network to catch major sports, FS1 and FS2 for college sports and soccer action, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, 10 BeIN Sports channels for La Liga and Ligue 1, and TNT for NCAA Tournament and Champions League action. If you can’t watch a game or match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)

FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, BeIN Sports, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.

2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

3) Sling TV

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Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN, NFL Network, and local channels. Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on.

If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month.

Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.

To add BeIN Sports and ESPN Deportes and maximize your sports-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)

Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features soccer matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.

4) AT&T TV Now

  • Cost: $65-$135 per month
  • AT&T TV Now devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be sports fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2, and NBC as well as NBCSN. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

5) Vidgo

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  • Cost: $14.99-24.99 or $39.99-$49.99 per month
  • Vidgo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices

Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package, including ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and BeIN Sports. It offers an array of entertainment favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.

College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks. 

If you just want your Vidgo en Español, it features programming from throughout the Americas and even Spain in two skinny packages. Both the Latino Streaming Plan ($14.99 per month) and Latino Mas Streaming Plan ($24.99 per month) include BeIN’s main Spanish-language channel, TyC Sports, and Azteca America, while the higher tier adds DAZN, Fox Deportes, and ESPN Deportes.

Also, through its Vidgo app, it’s offering the option of Social TV, which allows Vidgo users to connect in real-time as they’re watching programming on their phones.

6) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for sports fans, including the ESPN and Fox channels, TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

Big East Tournament Odds

This is according to the Bovada oddsmakers as of March 10.

  • Villanova, +300 (wager $100 to win $300)
  • Creighton, +325
  • Seton Hall, +350
  • Butler, +550
  • Providence, +650
  • Marquette, +850
  • Xavier, +1600
  • St. John’s, +4000
  • Georgetown, +7000
  • DePaul, +12500

Big East Men’s Basketball Champions: 2010-2019

  • 2019: Villanova
  • 2018: Villanova
  • 2017: Villanova
  • 2016: Seton Hall
  • 2015: Villanova
  • 2014: Providence
  • 2013: Louisville (vacated)
  • 2012: Louisville (vacated)
  • 2011: UConn
  • 2010: West Virginia

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*First Published: Mar 11, 2020, 9:02 am CDT