The brackets are set for the SEC tournament and teams from the Southeastern Conference are Nashville-bound for four rounds of games. Only one team will take home the championship title on Sunday night. Kentucky is right on track to win the SEC tournament for the fifth time in a row, but Mississippi State and Alabama won’t make it easy.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2019 SEC tournament online for free.
What channel is the 2019 SEC basketball tournament on?
The SEC tournament games will air on SEC Network and ESPN. The first two rounds will air on SEC Network, and the semifinals and championship game will air on ESPN. (Quarterfinals will air on both.) Thankfully, there are several live TV streaming services that offer both channels, so you don’t have to worry about missing a game.
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How to watch the 2019 SEC tournament online for free
SEC Network and ESPN are available on most 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 SEC basketball tournament online for free. For a more complete rundown of streaming services, check out our guide to Sling TV competitors.
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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. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck, with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. If you just want to watch every game in the 2019 SEC Basketball tournament, you’ll need the Sling Orange package to watch ESPN. To unlock access to SEC Network, you’ll need to get the Sports Extra package, which will run another $5 per month. 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, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, plus Hulu’s original programming. You’ll have almost 60 channels to watch live, 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. Still, you don’t need the console to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, or Kodi. The Access package includes ESPN, plus other awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo, but you’ll need to upgrade to the $49-per-month Core package to get SEC Network. Doing so will also get Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPN News, ESPNU, NBC Golf, MLB Network, NBA TV, and NFL Network. 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. There are all four ESPN channels you need for SEC tournament, plus sports channels like NBCSN, 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.)
6) 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 watch every game in the SEC basketball tournament, you’ll need Direct TV Now’s Just Right package, which at $55 monthly provides over 85 channels, including SEC Network and ESPN. (You can find the full list of DirecTV Now channels here.)
2019 SEC tournament schedule
The SEC tournament runs Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 16. All times listed below are in EST.
First round, Wednesday, March 13
- 7pm, Game 1: No. 13 seed Georgia vs. No. 12 seed Missouri (SEC Network)
- 9:30pm, Game 2: No. 14 seed Vanderbilt vs. No. 11 seed Texas A&M (SEC Network)
Second round, Thursday, March 14
- 1pm, Game 3: No. 9 seed Arkansas vs. No. 8 seed Florida (SEC Network)
- 3:30pm, Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. No. 5 seed Auburn (SEC Network)
- 7pm, Game 5: No. 10 seed Alabama vs. No. 7 seed Ole Miss (SEC Network)
- 9:30, pm Game 6: Game 2 winner vs. No. 6 seed Mississippi State (SEC Network)
Quarterfinals, Friday, March 15
- 1pm, Game 7: No. 1 seed LSU vs game 3 winner (ESPN)
- 3:30pm, Game 8: No. 4 seed South Carolina vs. game 4 winner (ESPN)
- 7pm, Game 9: No. 2 seed Kentucky vs game 5 winner (SEC Network)
- 9:30pm, Game 10: No. 3 seed Tennessee vs game 6 winner (SEC Network)
Semifinals, Saturday, March 16
- 1pm, Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. game 8 winner (ESPN)
- 3:30pm, Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. game 10 winner (ESPN)
Championship game, Sunday, March 17
- 1pm, Game 13: Game 11 winner vs. game 12 winner (ESPN)
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