Select the best cable package to watch or stream any college basketball game, see links to current season schedules and find out which networks have partnerships with which basketball conferences.
Cable TV Options
All Channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, CBS, CBS Sports, FOX, FS1, NBCSN
Current ESPN Schedule: NCAA Basketball Schedule, TV & Live Streams
Cable TV Providers
Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity all offer TV plans that include every channel airing college basketball games throughout the regular season (and throughout the postseason), including local and regional stations.
Satellite TV Providers
Dish Network. All their plans offer every national channel that broadcasts all NCAA basketball games: all the ESPN channels, CBS, CBS Sports, FOX, FS1 and NBCSN. Recommended are their America's Top 120 Plus, America's Top 200 or America's Top 250 package. All these plans include regional sports channels as well, like all the Fox Sports and NBC regional channels, and will be offered depending on your location. Also conference-specific channels like SEC Network or Longhorn Network channels are included as well (if you are within the TV market).
DirecTV. Their Entertainment plan includes all the ESPN channels, CBS, CBS Sports, FOX, FS1 and NBCSN. But for all those important regional sports channels (and conference channels), consider one of these 4 plans: Choice, Xtra, Ultimate or Premier. Choice is the least expensive and best value, but the other 3 include more premium movie channels on a sliding scale.
Cord Cutting TV Providers
YouTube TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV and TVision Home all offer plans that include every channel needed to watch all college basketball games, while giving you a free trial period and no contract to sign, allowing you the freedom to watch on any streaming device without long term commitment.
TV partnerships with NCAA conferences
Conferences: ACC, American, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and the SEC
CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
Conferences: Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, Atlantic 10 Conference, American and Patriot League
Streaming: CBS Sports Network Live Stream or Paramount+
Conferences: A10, ACC, American, Big 12, Big Ten, Horizon, MAC, MEAC, MVC, Pac-12, SEC, Sun Belt, SWAC, WAC, WCC
FOX/FOX Sports 1 (FS1)/FSN (Regional Fox Sports channels)
Conferences: Big East, Pac-12, Conference USA, ACC and SEC
Streaming: Fox Sports GO and Watch FS1
NBC Sports Network (NBCSN)
Conferences: Atlantic 10 Conference, Colonial Athletic Association (including the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament), Ivy League, Mountain West Conference
Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra
Conference Specific Networks
There are several conferences that have their own dedicated sports network airing exclusive home game coverage that can be had by subscribing to their service individually or subscribing to a cable plan that includes them (depending on your location).
Big Ten Network