How to stream college basketball live with a VPN

Updated: January 26, 2022

30-day money-back guarantee

How to stream college basketball live with a VPN

Division I men’s and women’s basketball returns on November 9, 2021. There are a number of streaming options for the games, depending on which conference you want to watch.

The following platforms carry college basketball broadcasts:

YouTube TV

Hulu+Live TV

fuboTV

Sling TV

ESPN+

Read on for conference-specific information.

Stream Big Ten basketball online

Price: 65 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN, BTN, CBS, Fox, and FS1

Big Ten games are mostly split between ESPN and the Big Ten Network (BTN). A few games are shown on CBS, Fox, and FS1, with CBS also broadcasting the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals and March Madness. The Big Ten Network will carry all Big Ten Tournament games prior to the semifinals.

YouTube TV and Hulu+Live TV carry all of the above channels. Free trials are available.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to YouTube TV (65 USD/month) or Hulu+Live TV (65 USD/month) and create an account.
  4. Check the TV schedule for the team you want to watch. Example: Michigan.
  5. Tune in to the appropriate channel to watch the games. If you’re watching through a web browser, use the ExpressVPN browser extension.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

[Want to stay up-to-date on all the biggest events in the world of sports? Sign up for the ExpressVPN sports newsletter.]

Watch SEC basketball live

Price: 45 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN and SEC Network (use the “Sports Extra” add-on for Sling TV to get the SEC Network)

SEC fans only need ESPN and the SEC Network. You can access both networks via Sling TV or Hulu+ Live TV. All services offer a free trial.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Sling TV Orange (35 USD/month + 10 USD/month for the “Sports Extra” add-on) or Hulu + Live TV (65 USD/month) and create an account.
  4. Check the TV schedule for the team you want to watch. Example: Alabama.
  5. Tune in to the appropriate channel to watch the games. If you’re watching through a web browser, use the ExpressVPN browser extension.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Stream ACC basketball live

Price: 65 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN and ACC Network

ESPN covers most ACC games. However, a small portion of games are carried by regional sports networks and other broadcasters like ACC Network.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to YouTube TV (65 USD/month) or Hulu+Live TV (65 USD/month) and create an account.
  4. Check the TV schedule for the team you want to watch. Example: Miami.
  5. Tune in to the appropriate channel to watch the games. If you’re watching through a web browser, use the ExpressVPN browser extension.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Watch Big 12 basketball online

Price: 35 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN and CBS

ESPN covers most Big 12 games. CBS will exclusively carry a few games.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Sling TV Orange (35 USD/month and up, you may need a U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal to subscribe) or Hulu+Live TV (65 USD/month) and create an account.
  4. Check the TV schedule for the team you want to watch. Example: Texas.
  5. Tune in to the appropriate channel to watch the games. If you’re watching through a web browser, use the ExpressVPN browser extension.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Stream Pac-12 basketball games

Price: 60 USD/month and up

Channels: CBS, ESPN, Fox, and Pac-12 Network

Most Pac-12 games are shown on the Pac-12 Network or ESPN. The rest are exclusively carried by CBS and Fox.

Sling TV  and fuboTV carry both of the primary channels for watching Pac-12 games. Free trials are available. You may need a U.S. credit card or PayPal.

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Sling TV Blue and Orange (50 USD/month) and select the “Sports Extra” add-on for an extra 10 USD/month to access the Pac-12 Network. Or hop over to fuboTV and start a free trial.
  4. Check the TV schedule for the team you want to watch. Example: UCLA.
  5. Tune in to the appropriate channel to watch the games. If you’re watching through a web browser, use the ExpressVPN browser extension.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

NCAA basketball streaming options for special circumstances

There are a few options that won’t give you access to all the games, but could fit your needs.

Stream games on Paramount+

Price: 5 USD/month

Channels: CBS

Paramount+ has an ‘Essential’ package that offers a variety of local CBS channels that carry games. The subscription costs 5 USD/month. While the offering isn’t comprehensive, you might find the game you’re looking for and the service provides plenty of other value. It also includes a seven-day free trial.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the U.S. that matches one of the teams in the game.
  3. Visit Paramount+ and sign up.
  4. On game day visit Paramount+ and find the games under ‘Live TV’.
  5. Enjoy the games!

Watch games from smaller conferences on ESPN+

Price: 7 USD/month or 70 USD/year

ESPN+ has snapped up the broadcasting rights to some of the smaller conferences such as the Atlantic 10, Ivy League, Ohio Valley, Conference USA, American, and Mid-American. If your team is in one of these conferences, be sure to sign up for the affordable service that also comes with a number of other offerings including UFC, MLS, NHL and much more.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to ESPN+ and sign up. You may need to enter a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104).
  4. Enjoy the game!

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

NBA Prospects to watch this year in NCAA college basketball

While a number of top basketball prospects have been seeking an alternative to the NCAA in recent years, college basketball is still where you’ll find most of the NBA’s future stars.

Here’s a list of players to watch this season who could soon be suiting up for your favorite NBA franchise:

Paolo Banchero, F, Duke

Although he doesn’t have out-of-this-world athleticism, Banchero is an extremely polished and versatile offensive force who has switchability on the other end of the floor. He should be Duke’s top threat this season and looks like a safe bet to make an NBA impact.

Chet Holmgren, C/F, Gonzaga

There aren’t a lot of seven footers who can handle the ball, shoot, and make plays like Holmgren, which gives him a sky-high ceiling. The worry with the talented forward right now is a lack of durability and a slender frame that will need significant work if he’s going to compete with NBA bigs in the paint.

Caleb Houstan, F, Michigan

Scouts aren’t going to be wowed by Houstan’s flashiness, but he can defend multiple positions and consistently hit shots from beyond the arc. The Canadian gets high marks for his feel for the game, and is known to fire off some nifty passes, even if that creativity rarely extends to creating his own shot.

Jabari Smith Jr., F, Auburn

It’s clear that Smith Jr. can score using his combination of elite length and smooth shooting stroke. Almost every other aspect of his game remains a question mark, but he’s a tantalizing prospect with star potential.

Jalen Duren, F, Memphis

With a 6’9”, 235-pound frame, Duren already has the size and strength to compete at the highest level, and he’s an excellent finisher at the rim. The biggest question with him is whether he can expand his bag of tricks to include more perimeter shooting.

Jaden Ivey, G, Purdue

With great athleticism and a motor to match, Ivey has the look of a two-way contributor at the NBA level. He’s jumped up draft boards recently after arriving at Purdue with limited fanfare.

TyTy Washington, G, Kentucky

In a draft that could be low on guard talent, Washington could be enticing for clubs needing backcourt help. He’s a strong shooter with solid court awareness and leadership qualities, even if he does have a tendency to overdribble.

AJ Griffin, F, Duke

NBA teams are going to be enamored with Griffin’s combination of shooting, length, and smarts, but his inability to consistently stay healthy is a red flag.

College basketball Top 25 rankings

Now that the 2021-22 season is back and the rankings change each week. Who is your favorite? Which of these teams will be competing during March Madness?

  1. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  2. Auburn Tigers
  3. Arizona Wildcats
  4. Purdue Boilermakers
  5. Baylor Bears
  6. Duke Blue Devils
  7. Kansas Jayhawks
  8. Wisconsin Badgers
  9. UCLA Bruins
  10. Houston Cougars
  11. Villanova Wildcats
  12. Kentucky Wildcats
  13. LSU Tigers
  14. Michigan State Spartans
  15. Iowa State Cyclones
  16. USC Trojans
  17. Illinois Fighting Illini
  18. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  19. Ohio State Buckeyes
  20. Xavier Muskateers
  21. Providence Friars
  22. Loyola Ramblers
  23. Texas Longhorns
  24. Tennessee Volunteers
  25. Connecticut Huskies

2021-22 NCAA basketball calendar

Date (ET)Event
November 9, 2021 – March 6, 2022Regular season
March 13, 2022 – April 4, 2022Tournament dates
April 4, 2022NCAA Championship

ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and your content provider’s Terms of Use for more details.

Comments

  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.
    Regards.

  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?

    Thx

  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?
    thanks

  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?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Need help? Chat with us!

Subscribe to the Newsletter