Live stream 2023-24 NCAA college basketball games online

Updated: April 10, 2024

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How to stream 2023-24 college basketball games live 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:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. 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.
  3. Head to your preferred streaming platform, such as Sling TV, Hulu, Fubo, YouTube TV, ESPN+, or DirecTV Stream.
  4. Tune in to the action!

Can I use a VPN to watch college basketball games from another country?

Some users watch college basketball games by connecting to a VPN server in a country other than their own, but doing so may violate copyright or the streaming service’s terms of use. ExpressVPN is a privacy and security tool, and using it to circumvent copyright is against our Terms of Service. We cannot see or control what you do while connected to our VPN, so you are responsible for ensuring that your use complies with all relevant terms and laws.

Best VPN for watching college basketball games

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for safely and securely live streaming college basketball games. With next-gen 10-Gbps servers in locations around the world, you can enjoy the full privacy protections of a VPN without ever missing a second of the action. ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for WindowsMacAndroid, and iOS, not to mention a range of ways to stream on your big-screen TV. If you need help along the way, ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live chat support and a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee!

Best ways to watch 2023-24 college basketball games without cable

An ExpressVPN subscription allows you to safely and securely live stream 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 college basketball games on services with free trials 

YouTube TV

Price: 73 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, SEC Network, and The CW

Country: U.S.

YouTube TV offers Americans a variety of channels that carry 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

Country: U.S.

Although Fubo offers a seven-day free trial, it does not have Turner channels (including TBS and TNT) as of January 2024. However, fans from the United States can watch college basketball games airing on Turner channels through Fubo if you purchase Max and the Bleacher Report Sports Add-On tier for Max, each of which cost 10 USD/month.

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.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.


Price: 6 USD/month

Channels: CBS

Paramount Plus streams 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.

DirecTV Stream

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 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 2023-24 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 Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, November 14, 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 2023-24 season. Additionally, Peacock will offer exclusive broadcasts of 34 college basketball games, including the December 16 showdown between Purdue and Arizona. 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

Country: U.S.

Hulu+Live TV is another way to catch live 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.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Sling TV

Price: Varies

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 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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College basketball Top 25 rankings

The Associated Press Top 25 releases each Monday during the college basketball season. Here is the most recent AP Top 25 poll.

1. UConn (31-3) [61 first-place votes]
2. Houston (30-4) [One first-place votes]
3. Purdue (29-4)
4. Iowa State (27-7)
5. North Carolina (27-7)
6. Tennessee (24-8)
7. Auburn (27-7)
8. Marquette (25-9)
9. Arizona (25-8)
10. Illinois (26-8)
11. Creighton (23-9)
12. Kentucky (23-9)
13. Duke (24-8)
14. Baylor (23-10)
15. Saint Mary’s (26-7)
16. South Carolina (26-7)
17. Kansas (22-10)
18. Gonzaga (25-7)
19. Alabama (21-11)
20. Utah State (27-6)
21. BYU (23-10)
22. Texas Tech (23-10)
23. Wisconsin (22-13)
24. San Diego State (24-10)
25. Washington State (24-9)

The following teams also received votes:New Mexico (134), Florida (120), Nevada (51), NC State (36), James Madison (31), Dayton (27), Drake (26), Oregon (12), Colorado (10), Nebraska (7), Texas (7), Boise State (6), McNeese State (6), Clemson (5), Mississippi State (5), South Florida (3), Colorado State (3), FAU (2).

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  1. I am from Greece and I am waiting to receive a tv-box with O.S. Android 11 in September. Then I will subscribe in your express vpn system because I would like to watching sports channels (college football and basketball) from Sling tv.
    The only problem is my internet connection speed approx. 12 Mpbs.

  2. Im living in Bangkok Thailand and looking to watch the NCAA
    College basketball lives games ( both men & women team
    I just want to know Im I in the right place to do all that ?
    If Can watch those games live … then please guideline me of what to do
    Thank you so much … 🙏

  3. your chat person sent a link for virtual connection; i don’t understand how to use the site to sign up to watch the ncaa basketball tourney that ends tonight

  4. My VPN is slowing down all of the apps on my computer. When I disengage the VPN everything’s back to normal. I have use disconnect in the past and never had issues like this. Now that I have express VPN and paid for it for the year how do I clear or speed up this VPN so that I can have Spotify and have normal usage of my Internet.

  5. Hello,

    I’m trying to watch Kansas vs. Auburn from the UK. I connected to the VPN and tried to access the website in an incognito browser but seems to be blocking me. Please help.

  6. I’m trying to watch March Madness from Canada. I tried to get the iOS app like you instructed, but it says I cannot get it from my app store. What should I do?


  7. Down here in Uganda and would really love to watch this except l cnt coz of the limitations our isps impose on us. The damn bastards as if there overpriced things are not bad enough

    1. Hi ali,

      Don’t let that get in your way! Simply connect to an ExpressVPN U.S. location, open an incognito browser with cleared cookies, and you’ll be all set to watch!

      Which team are you cheering for? 🙂

    1. Hi Adam,

      It is possible there may be some minor loss of speed when connected to servers that are far from your location. However, ExpressVPN is constantly optimizing server speeds and you can use the speed test function to see which servers are best for your location!

  8. i am about to buy express vpn to watch march madness tonight. once I have the app on my macbook pro, how do I find the games?

  9. I’m in BA Argentina and dying to watch the NCAA tournament; the DSL connection in the apartment is poor and there are no sports bars that can get the games. Do you have service here?

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