Live Video Streaming Guide

As we move deeper and deeper into the 21st century, we get closer and closer to the day when we will be able to watch every single college basketball game either on television, a computer or a mobile device.  Each season more and more live webstreaming sites become available for college basketball games, and the existing sites continue to upgrade.  The vast majority of these sites are free, though some holdouts still charge fees to watch their content.  Below is a conference-by-conference breakdown of the video streaming available this year.  Please note that this does not include, unless otherwise noted, streaming of games that are also on TV (such as WatchESPN, FoxSportsGo, BTN2Go or the like).  Also note that when the phrase “all games” is used, it means all non-televised home games.  Many televised home games (especially those only televised regionally) may end up being streamed as well, but that seems to be on a case by case basis.

In addition to the list below, check out the In Season Tournaments section of our website.  Some of these events run their own video streaming for non-televised games, and that information can be found on that page.  If you have a question about an individual game, check out mattsarzsports.com (in fact bookmark it — it is a MUST for any college hoops fan!), as he lists all televised games and all free streaming video.

America East: All non-televised games are on espn3.  Vermont home games may be on americaeast.tv instead.

American: All non-televised games are on espn3.

ACC: All non-televised games are on ACC Extra, available through WatchESPN.

Atlantic Sun: All non-televised games are on espn3.

Atlantic Ten: The A10 offers webstreaming of the vast majority of games on its website.  Home games for George Mason, Richmond, St. Joseph’s and Davidson require a premium subscription, while most of the rest appear (so far this season) to be free of charge.  Additional games are being streamed through the A10 Facebook page this year.

Big East: All games are televised.

Big Sky: All games are streamed through pluto.tv.

Big South: All games are streamed through the conference website.

Big Ten: A few non-televised games are on espn3.  The rest are available through the subscription BTNPlus package for streaming.

Big 12: Almost every game is televised.  A few may still be available only through the individual team’s website for a charge.

Big West: All games other than Hawai’i’s are streamed for free through the conference website.  Hawai’i’s home games are streamed through the school’s website for free for those not in the state.  In Hawai’i, they are streamed through the OCSports wesbite.

Colonial: All games are streamed for free through the conference website, except for Delaware home games, which are streamed for free through the school website.

Conference USA: A package of games is available on espn3 and another package through Campus Insiders. The majority of the remaining non-televised games are available, for a fee, through the cusa.tv website.

Horizon: All non-televised games are on espn3.

Ivy League: All games are streamed, but there is a subscription package.  The conference has released a handful of these games for streaming on espn3.  Several games are being streamed for free on the Ivy League Facebook page this season as well.

MAAC:  Almost every game is available for streaming.  Canisius, Iona, Monmouth and Siena home games will be on espn3.  Quinnipiac offers free streaming through the school website.  A conference package is available through maac.tv for all of the remaining teams except Niagara and non-televised Siena games, which may be purchased via the schools’ websites.

MAC: The majority of non-televised games will be available through espn3.  Kent State is not yet set up for espn3 streaming, but is streaming its games, for free, through the school website.  Note that under the MAC’s agreement with ESPN, all schools have to be streaming games through espn3 by the start of next season.

MEAC: No conference package exists.  Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, Hampton, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central and Savannah State may have pay packages available.  Coppin State and Maryland-Eastern Shore have free streams for their games.  Delaware State streams some games for free as well.

Missouri Valley: All non-televised games are on espn3.

Mountain West: All games are on espn3 or available through the conference website for free.

Northeast: All games are available through the conference website for free.

Ohio Valley: All games are available through the conference website for free.

Pac-12: All games are televised (those games shown regionally by the Pac 12 Network are available outside their region via the Pac 12 Network streaming service).

Patriot: All games are available through the conference website for free.

SEC: All games are available through SEC Network+, which is part of WatchESPN.  These games are only available if your cable operator has the SEC Network.

Southern: Starting with conference play, all non-televised games are on espn3.

Southland: No conference service exists, though all individual schools have their own packages.  All non-televised Stephen F Austin and Lamar games are on espn3, which is also picking up coverage of all locally-televised conference games.  Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word and Texas A&M-CC’s streaming packages are all free.  All other schools charge for their streams.  Southland games that air on ASN are available online at southland.org/live.

SWAC: The conference has a “SWAC Digital Network” which shows a couple of games each season.  In addition, starting this season, a small handful of games are appearing as espn3 exclusives.  Alabama State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View and Texas Southern are streaming some games for free on their sites, while Alcorn State and Southern charge fees.  Alabama A&M does not appear to be offering streaming at the moment.

Summit: The vast majority of conference games will be streamed on espn3 (games at Denver, and non-locally televised games at Fort Wayne and Omaha are the exceptions).  Non-conference home games are generally controlled by the individual schools, with Western Illinois, IUPUI and most locally televised games being on espn3.  South Dakota and Oral Roberts games being offered for free through the school website, and most other schools having pay packages available.  Denver’s non-televised home games are part of the CS Live subscription package, while their locally televised games (via Altitude Sports) are not streamed.

Sun Belt: All Georgia State, Troy and Arkansas State home games will be on espn3 (conference games only for Arkansas State).  Appalachian State and Georgia Southern’s homes games will be on espn3 commencing in mid-January.  The majority of the remaining games are available, for a fee, from the school websites.  Texas-Arlington and Coastal Carolina’s non-televised home games are part of the CS Live subscription package.  South Alabama, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Louisiana-Monroe have free streams this season on the school websites.

West Coast: Almost every game is available on thew.tv website for free.  BYU games may also appear on the BYU TV network, which is streamed for free as well.

WAC: The vast majority of the games are streamed for free through the conference website or available on the school websites, all of which are free as well except for New Mexico State and UMKC.  Chicago State is not offering any streaming this season.  Almost all locally televised games appear to be on espn3 this season.