The 2023 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament starts Wednesday, March 8. Conference USA teams will battle it out to see who’s the best in the Conference USA Conference with the championship game on Sunday, March 12. The first round on Wednesday and the Quarterfinals on Thursday will air on ESPN+. However, games on March 10th and the Championship game on March 11th will be on CBS Sports Network.
Hulu Live TV includes a subscription to ESPN+, and the service streams CBS Sports Network. Therefore, it’s an all-in-one solution to watch the entire Conference USA Tournament. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV here at a price of $69.99 per month, cancel at any time.
You could also subscribe to ESPN+ for only $9.99 per month (cancel anytime), and stream CBS Sports Network with a free trial to any of the following services:
- DIRECTV STREAM – 5-day free trial
- fuboTV – Offers a 1-week free trial
- YouTube TV – offers a 1-week free trial
Read on for the Conference USA Tournament schedule and more information on the streaming services that carry the channels you need to watch.
Conference USA Tournament Schedule
Below is the TV schedule of all Conference USA Tournament games with the TV channel the game will air on.
- Wednesday, March 8 – First Round
- Thursday, March 9 – Quarterfinals
- Friday, March 10 – Semifinals
- Game 8: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 11:30 a.m. on CBS Sports Network
- Game 9: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 2 p.m. on CBS Sports Network
- Saturday, March 11 – Championship
- Game 10: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 7:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network
Ways To Watch The Conference USA Tournament
Below are instructions on the different ways and streaming services required to watch the Conference USA Tournament.
The Entire Tournament is on Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV provides all the channels you need to watch the entire Conference USA Tournament. Hulu Live TV provides access to ESPN+ and CBS Sports Network. You can watch the event by searching “Conference USA Basketball” from within the Hulu app on your streaming device. Your $69.99 per month subscription to Hulu Live includes the following:
- Includes subscriptions to ESPN+ and Disney+
- includes CBS Sports Network, and over 60 other channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR storage. (Recordings save for 9 months)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
- Supported on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android and more
For more information on this streaming service, check out our Hulu Live TV Review.
Save Money Using a Few Services
While all the channels you need to watch the Conference USA Tournament are available on Hulu, the service doesn’t offer a free trial. Therefore you would need to pick up one month of the service at $69.99 to watch the tournament. There isn’t a contract, so you can just subscribe to 1 month of service for all the channels you need. However, you could pick up an individual subscription to ESPN+ for 1 month at a price of $9.99, and then use a free trial to DIRECTV STREAM, FuboTV, or YouTube TV for CBS Sports Network. I describe in more detail below.
Watching Round 1 on ESPN+
You can also subscribe to ESPN+ without having Hulu Live TV and watch the first round of the Conference USA Tournament through the ESPN app. The ESPN App supports Roku Players and TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, iPhone, Samsung TVs, Xbox One, and PS4.
To add ESPN+ to your ESPN app, follow these instructions:
- Subscribe to ESPN+
- Download and Open the ESPN app on your mobile or TV device
- Click the Settings Gear in the upper right corner
- Select “Account Information” then “Log Into ESPN Account.” You should receive an activation code.
- Visit https://espn.com/activate on your phone or laptop and type in the code
- Log in with your ESPN+ credentials
- You should then get confirmation that your ESPN+ account is linked and now see and “ESPN+” tab in the ESPN app.
An ESPN+ subscription costs only $9.99 per month. There is no contract so you can cancel any time you like. However, you can select a yearly subscription for a discounted rate of $69.99 annually. For more information on ESPN+, see our ESPN+ review.
Watching the Rest of The Tournament Free
With round 1 of the Tournament starting Wednesday and the Championship airing on Saturday, the entire tournament takes airs in under a week. That means you can watch the rest of the tournament (round 2 through the championship) using a free trial to any of the following services that carry CBS Sports Network.
FuboTV includes CBS Sports Network along with 90 other channels in its Pro Plan for $74.99 (after a 7-day free trial).
- Over 100 channels, including the three you need for the tournament in fuboTV’s channel lineup
- You can watch on five screens at the same time
- 250 hours of cloud DVR storage
- The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
You can sign up for fuboTV or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
YouTube TV also offers CBS Sports Network. YouTube TV costs $64.99 per month and provides:
- Local Network Channels, 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
- offers a 1-week free trial.
Check our review of YouTube TV for more details. They also offer a 1-week free trial.
DIRECTV STREAM is another way you can watch the rest of the tournament, but you need a 5-day free trial to their “Ultimate” channel plan for CBS Sports Network for $109.99 per month. A subscription to DIRECTV STREAM includes the following:
- watch 20 streams simultaneously per subscription
- a cloud-based DVR
- Nearly every cable channel you need
- supported on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
DIRECTV STREAM provides a 5-day free trial. You can learn more in our DIRECTV STREAM review.
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