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. 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. Beginning with the 2018-19 season, ESPN has launched espn+, a monthly subscription service that will be showing games from almost every conference that the network has media deals with. Most of these conferences still produce a handful of free streaming games through espn3 as well.
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.
*NOTE: The information below will be updated as more information, especially involving the new espn+ service and its content, becomes available.
America East: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
American: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
ACC: All non-televised games are on ACC Extra, available through WatchESPN.
Atlantic Sun: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
Atlantic Ten: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
Big East: All games are televised.
Big Sky: All games are streamed through pluto.tv.
Big South: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
Big Ten: A few non-televised games are on espn3/espn+. 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 are streamed for free through the conference website. Hawai’i home games may not be available online to those in Hawai’i, where they are televised on Spectrum Sports.
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: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
Horizon: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
Ivy League: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
MAAC: Almost every game is available for streaming. Canisius, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, and Quinnipiac home games will be on espn3/espn+. Fairfield, Rider and St. Peter’s offer free streaming through the school websites. Niagara and Siena charges fees.
MAC: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
MEAC: No conference package exists. Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, Hampton, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T and Savannah State have pay packages available. Coppin State, Delaware State, Howard, North Carolina Central, Maryland-Eastern Shore and Morgan State have free streams for their games. South Carolina State does not appear to be offering any streaming so far this season.
Missouri Valley: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
Mountain West: All games are on espn3/espn+ or available through watchstadium.com for free.
Northeast: All games are available through the conference website for free.
Ohio Valley: All non-televised games are on espn3/espn+.
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 watchstadium.com 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/espn+. Non-conference games are either on espn3/espn+ or available for free through the conference website.
Southland: No conference service exists, though all individual schools have their own packages. Most non-televised Lamar, Sam Houston State and Stephen F Austin games are on espn3/espn+, which is also picking up coverage of all locally-televised conference games. Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Nicholls State, and Texas A&M-CC’s streaming packages are all free. All other schools charge for their streams.
SWAC: The conference has limited coverage, which does include a small package of games available through the conference website. Alabama State (conference games only), 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 Southern and Alcorn State charge fees. Alabama A&M does not appear to be offering any streaming at this time.
Summit: The vast majority of conference games will be streamed on espn3/espn+. South Dakota State, Denver and Fort Wayne games may not be on espn3/espn+. Non-conference home games are generally controlled by the individual schools, with Western Illinois, IUPUI and most locally televised games being on espn3/espn+. South Dakota, Omaha and Oral Roberts games are 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: Almost every game is either on espn3/espn+ or available for free from the school websites.
West Coast: Almost every game is available on thew.tv and/or watchstadium.com for free. BYU games may 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 are on espn3/espn+.