The stars are out for the 2023-24 women’s college basketball season. Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes return to the court seeking revenge on Angel Reese’s LSU squad following their championship meeting last spring. We also won’t rule out Paige Bueckers and UConn, who eye a record 12th title—and their first since 2016—under Geno Auriemma’s watch.
The women’s college basketball season officially begins Monday, November 6. Will Reese and the Tigers repeat as champions, or are Clark and the Hawkeyes destined to enjoy the title they missed out on a year ago?
Even if you can’t make it to your alma mater’s arena this season, ExpressVPN has you covered on how to safely and securely stream every NCAA women’s college basketball game throughout the 2023 season.
How to watch 2023 NCAA women’s basketball with a VPN
No matter your allegiance, we know you want to watch your team in blazing-fast HD, free of buffering or throttling from your ISP, school, or office network. To stream college basketball securely with ExpressVPN, just follow these easy steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, American sports fans can connect to a U.S. server to securely watch the coverage carried by U.S. streaming services.
- Head to your preferred streaming platform, such as Sling TV, Hulu, Fubo, YouTube TV, ESPN+, or DirecTV Stream.
- Tune in to the action!
Can I use a VPN to watch women’s college basketball games from another country?
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Why do you need a VPN to watch women’s college basketball online?
You’ll want to add ExpressVPN for the perfect college basketball experience. Not only does ExpressVPN offer servers in 105 countries across the globe, all of which are optimized for speed and security, but you can stream every high-profile women’s college basketball game live on computers, smartphones, and even smart TVs and gaming consoles. You can have up to eight simultaneous connections, allowing you to watch every fight in blazing-fast HD.
Best VPN for watching women’s college basketball in 2023
ExpressVPN is the best VPN for safely and securely streaming women’s college basketball. Our high-speed servers allow you to enjoy every high-stakes game without missing a single second regardless of your device. ExpressVPN offers easy-to-use apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, as well as platforms that other VPN companies may not support, like Linux, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and routers, plus browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. If you need help along the way, ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live chat support and a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee!
- High-speed servers in 105 countries across the globe, all optimized for speed and security
- Up to 8 simultaneous connections
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Best ways to watch 2023-24 women’s college basketball games without cable
An ExpressVPN subscription allows you to safely and securely live stream women’s college basketball games even if you don’t have cable. Use our complete guide below to figure out which streaming service is best for you this season!
Stream women’s college basketball games on services with free trials
Price: 73 USD/month and up
Channels: ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, SEC Network, TBS, The CW, and TNT
YouTube TV offers Americans a variety of channels that carry women’s college basketball games, and the subscription costs 73 USD/month. You may need to submit a U.S. ZIP code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.), but it accepts a wide array of payment options. If you don’t feel like committing to YouTube TV, use the free trial.
Note: You may need a valid U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal to subscribe to YouTube TV. You can still subscribe to YouTube TV via Google Play, even if you don’t have a U.S. credit/debit card.
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Price: 75 USD/month
Channels: ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network, and The CW
How about another way to catch women’s college basketball games? U.S. viewers can use the seven-day free trial on Fubo to watch all of your favorite college basketball teams live throughout the 2023-24 season.
Note: You will need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe. The billing address used may determine which local channels are available, and you may be unable to change your location.
Price: 6 USD/month
Paramount Plus streams women’s college basketball games airing on CBS and CBS Sports Network, including all March Madness showdowns. United States viewers who don’t feel like committing to Paramount+ or only want to watch a specific game can take advantage of the seven-day free trial.
Price: 65 USD/month and up
Channels: ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox, FS1, NBC, and The CW
DirecTV Stream is often on the pricier side, especially if you want certain channels, but it’s a great option for U.S. fans to stream women’s college basketball games if you prefer a cord-cutting service over an additional streaming app. DirecTV’s lowest package starts at 65 USD/month (before jumping to its normal price of 75 USD/month after three months), and the service offers a 5-day free trial.
Streaming options for select college basketball games
Several streaming services offer exclusive college basketball coverage throughout the 2023 season, though some don’t offer free trials. Learn more about those options below.
Price: 11 USD/month
ESPN+ will carry college basketball at all levels, from the SEC and Big 12 to Division II and Division III. However, it is important to note there are two types of college basketball games that air on ESPN+.
ESPN+ simulcasts: These games will air on other ESPN platforms, including ESPN and ESPN 2, and can be streamed via simulcast on ESPN+. Note that proof of subscription to another service, such as YouTube TV or Fubo, may be required to stream these games.
ESPN+ exclusives: These games, as implied, will air exclusively on ESPN+. For example, Florida Atlantic will host Chicago State on Friday, November 17, and ESPN+ is the only way you can watch this game on TV. You won’t need proof of subscription to another service to watch ESPN+ exclusives.
Reminder: ESPN+ does not offer a free trial.
Price: 6 USD/month
Peacock will stream every college basketball game airing on NBC throughout the 2023 season. Additionally, Peacock will offer exclusive broadcasts of over 20 college basketball games, including the January 10 showdown between Purdue and Iowa. Peacock costs 6 USD/month.
Other ways to watch college basketball games
Hulu + Live TV
Price: 70 USD/month and up
Channels: ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, ESPN U, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, and The CW
Hulu+Live TV is another way to catch live women’s college basketball games, although it doesn’t come with a free trial. Games shown are subject to regional availability and blackout restrictions. You may need to supply a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10012, 48104) and credit card.
Channels: ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPNews, ESPN U, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, Pac-12 Network, and the SEC Network
Sling TV provides access to most channels airing women’s college basketball except for CBS. ABC is also available in select markets. Please note that Sling no longer offers a free trial.
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NCAA Women’s Basketball Top 25 rankings
The Associated Press Top 25 releases each Monday during the college basketball season. Here is the newest AP Top 25 poll.
|1. South Carolina [35 first-place votes]|
|2. UCLA (7-0)|
|3. NC State (9-0)|
|4. Iowa (8-1)|
|5. Texas (9-0)|
|6. Southern California (7-0)|
|7. LSU (8-1)|
|8. Colorado (8-1)|
|9. Stanford (8-1)|
|10. Baylor (7-0)|
|11. Utah (7-1)|
|12. Ohio State (6-1)|
|13. Kansas State (7-1)|
|14. Notre Dame (6-1)|
|15. Virginia Tech (5-2)|
|16. Indiana (7-1)|
|17. UConn (4-3)|
|18. Louisville (8-1)|
|19. Marquette (8-0)|
|20. Florida State (6-2)|
|21. Washington State (9-1)|
|22. Creighton (6-1)|
|23. Gonzaga (8-2)|
|24. North Carolina (5-3)|
|25. Penn State (7-1)|
The following teams also received votes: Miami (40), UNLV (25), Oklahoma (21), Tennessee (20), Arkansas (18), Mississippi State (12), Ole Miss (8), TCU (7), Michigan State (7), Green Bay (4), Texas Tech (4), Florida Gulf Coast (4), Texas A&M (4), Southern Miss (2), Davidson (2), Syracuse (2), West Virginia (1)
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