College teams in the Big 12 conference will soon hoop it up for their chance at NCAA championship glory in Kansas City, Missouri. Last year, the University of Kansas Jayhawks took home the Big 12 tournament trophy with a win over the West Virginia University Mountaineers, but with the Jayhawks struggling for the first time in recent memory, it might finally be time to crown a new conference champion. In 2019, all eyes are on the Kansas State University Wildcats and Texas Tech University Red Raiders, who have the odds to win the Big 12 tournament.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2019 Big 12 basketball tournament online for free.
What channel is the 2019 Big 12 tournament on?
Big 12 tournament games will broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU from Wednesday, March 13 through Saturday, March 16.
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How to watch the 2019 Big 12 Men’s tournament online for free
ESPN channels are available on the following live TV streaming services. When deciding which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you decide to try, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, so you can watch the 2019 Big 12 tournament online for free. For a more complete rundown of streaming services, check out our guide to Sling TV competitors.
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both, (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. ESPN and ESPN2 are available on the Sling Orange package, but if you want ESPNU, you’ll need to grab the Sports Extra package, which cost an additional $5 a month. It’s still a bargain because it also comes with NBA TV and Pac-12 Network, along with a handful of other great sports channels. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
- Cost: $44.95 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, plus Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
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- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Jumping from your favorite game to your favorite show is seamless, and controlling it is as intuitive as playing an actual game. Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and Kodi.
To gain access to ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU, you’ll need to upgrade to Vue’s Core Package, which will run you $49.99 per month, though both ESPN and ESPN are available in $44.99-per-month Access package. You’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo, in addition to a bunch of specialty sports channels. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage making it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
4) YouTube TV
- Cost: $49.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. The four ESPN channels you’ll need to watch the Big 12 tournament are included, plus other sports channels like NBCSN and NBA TV. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
5) DirecTV Now
- Cost: $40-$75 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- DirecTV Now devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check local availability)
Cable giant DirecTV offers its own online streaming solution with DirecTV Now. For those who need a pile of channels, DirecTV Now offers upwards of 125 channels in its most expensive package, in case you want to relive the days of endless surfing. To gain access to every ESPN network broadcasting the 2019 Big 12 tournament game, you’ll need the Just Right package, which comes with over 85 channels. (You can find the full list of DirecTV Now channels here.)
2019 Big 12 basketball tournament schedule
All times listed below are in EST.
First round, Wednesday, March 13
- 7pm Game 1: No. 8 seed TCU vs. No. 9 seed Oklahoma State (ESPNU)
- 9pm Game 2: No. 7 seed Oklahoma vs. No. 10 seed West Virginia (ESPNU)
Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 14
- 12:30pm Game 3: No. 4 seed Baylor vs. No. 5 seed Iowa State (ESPN/ESPN2)
- 2:30pm Game 4: No. 1 seed Kansas State vs. winner of game 1 (ESPN/ESPN2)
- 7pm Game 5: No. 2 seed Texas Tech vs. winner of game 2 (ESPN/ESPN2)
- 9pm Game 6: No. 3 seed Kansas vs. No. 6 seed Texas (ESPN/ESPN2)
Semifinals, Friday, March 15
- 7pm Game 7: Winner of game 3 vs. winner of game 4 (ESPN/ESPN2)
- 9pm Game 8: Winner of game 5 vs. winner of game 6 (ESPN/ESPN2)
Final, Saturday, March 16
- 6pm Game 9: Winner of game 7 vs. winner of game 8 (ESPN)
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