The 2022 Big 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament starts Wednesday, March 9. Big Ten teams will battle it out to see who’s the best in Big 10 at the Big 10 championship game on Sunday, March 13. While all these games will air on BTN (Big 10 Network) and CBS, you don’t need cable to watch. In fact, with the tournament only lasting five days, you can watch the whole Big 10 Tournament Free by using a Free trial from a streaming service that carries those networks.
This article will tell you which services to use, and when every game airs so, you can watch the entire Big 10 Tournament for free without cable.
Watch The Big 10 Tournament Free
The Big 10 Tournament will air on the BTN and CBS. The Championship game will air on CBS. The following streaming services carry all of those channels in their channel lineup and offer a free trial long enough for you to watch the entire Big 10 Tournament.
- fuboTV – Offers a 1-week free trial
- DIRECTV STREAM – 5-day free trial
- YouTube TV – offers a 1-week free trial
You can watch BTN and CBS as part of their “Choice” package for $89.99 per month and offer a 5-day free trial. Check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM for information on all the channels available through the service.
All DIRECTV STREAM plans include:
- the ability to watch on 3 devices at the same time
- a cloud-based DVR
- channels like BTN, CBS, ESPN, AMC, HGTV, Discovery, and more
- supported on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
You can try DIRECTV STREAM by signing up for online offer.
Watch The Big 10 Tournament on fuboTV
FuboTV is an excellent place to go for sports. In addition to BTN and CBS over 90 channels are offered in its Standard package for $69.99. However, cancel before the free trial period, and you will not be charged, allowing you to watch the entire Big 10 Tournament for free.
Below are features included with the FuboTV “Family” package:
- Big 10 Network, CBS, and more are available in fuboTV’s channel lineup
- You can watch on three screens at the same time
- 250 hours of cloud DVR storage
- The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including Apple TV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV.
Watch The Big 10 Tournament on YouTube TV
YouTube TV also offers BTN and CBS through their streaming service. YouTube TV costs $64.99 a month. Remember to cancel before the free trial period, and you will not be charged. A subscription to YouTube TV includes the following:
- BTN, CBS, and over 70 other channels
- unlimited cloud DVR storage
- stream on three devices at once
- YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies.
- Includes YouTube TV on-demand
Big 10 Tournament TV Schedule
Below is the TV schedule of all Big 10 Tournament games with the TV channel the game will air on. All times are eastern standard.
Wednesday, March 9
- 6 p.m. ET – No. 12 Northwestern vs. No. 13 Nebraska (Big Ten Network)
- After a 25 min. Intermission – No. 11 Penn State vs. No. 14 Minnesota (Big Ten Network)
Thursday, March 10
- 11:30 a.m. ET – No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 9 Indiana (Big Ten Network)
- After a 25 min. Intermission – No. 5 Iowa vs. Wednesday Game 1 winner (Big Ten Network)
- 6:30 p.m. ET – No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Maryland (Big Ten Network)
- After a 25 min. Intermission – No. 6 Ohio State vs. Wednesday Game 2 winner (Big Ten Network)
Friday, March 11
- 11:30 a.m. ET – No. 1 Illinois vs. Thursday 11:30 a.m. winner (Big Ten Network)
- After a 25 min. Intermission – No. 4 Rutgers vs. Thursday Game 2 winner (Big Ten Network)
- 6:30 p.m. ET – No. 2 Wisconsin vs. Thursday 6:30 p.m. winner (Big Ten Network)
- After a 25 min. Intermission – No. 3 Purdue vs. Thursday Game 4 winner (Big Ten Network)
Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 13
- 3:30 p.m. ET – Big 10 Championship (CBS)
Other Viewing Options
The following streaming services also carry BTN and CBS. However, they either do not offer a free trial, or the free trial period isn’t long enough to watch the entire tournament for free.
Watch The Big 10 Tournament on Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV offers BTN and CBS in its channel lineup for $69.99/month. Remember to cancel before the free trial period, and you will not be charged. Previously Hulu was known for its vast on-demand streaming library. Recently, they have added a Hulu Live TV service for $69.99 a month. Hulu Live TV is one of the best live TV streaming services available. It includes the following features:
- Unlimited cloud DVR storage. (Recordings save for 9 months)
- Watch on two screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- Comes with six customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Fire TV Devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and more. See our review of Hulu + Live TV for more details.
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