How to Watch Pac 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament Without Cable

You can watch Pac-12 basketball games  through six live TV streaming services. Pac-12 Network is the primary channel for the tournament this weekend. But at least one semifinal and the championship are on ESPN. 

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The Pac-12 basketball men’s basketball tournament is underway. And it’s pretty easy to watch every game on Pac-12 Network and ESPN.

You can watch Pac-12 basketball games  through six live TV streaming services:  

Between Wednesday, March 8 and Saturday March 11, 12  teams are meeting for the 2023 Pac 12 Men’s Basketball tournament. The Pac-12 Tournament has a single venue at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

All the major conference teams are competing for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Streaming ServicePac-12 NetworkFree Trial
fubo TVYes7 days
Hulu Live TVNoNo
Sling TVYesNo
YouTube TVNoNo
* Subscriptions require an add-on to get Pac-12 Networks.

How to Watch Pac 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament without cable

You can start streaming every game of the Pac 12 Men’s Basketball live with an Internet connection, a streaming device or Smart TV.

Pac-12 Network is the primary channel for the tournament this weekend. But at least one semifinal and the championship are on ESPN

Cord-cutters can use a number of live TV streaming services to watch games using streaming devices, Smart TVs and even iPhones and game consoles.

A Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick or Apple TV will do the job. Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia and LG also support most live TV services. Game consoles including XBox and PlayStation also work.

If you are a sports fan in search of your ideal streaming service that has ESPN, chances are you want other sports channels too.

ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, SEC Network, NBA TV, Longhorn Network, MLB Network, ESPNews and ESPN Deportes cover football, baseball and other professional and college sports.

Subscribers get local broadcast networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX to watch NCAA basketball and other pro sports.

Some of these services have a free trial that lasts a week without any obligation. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that the streaming service isn’t for you.

Sling TV

Sling TV is the cheapest option to watch Pac-12 Network and ESPN live. The Sling TV Orange plan includes 32 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and entertainment networks like A&E and History.

The important thing to remember is that you’re going to need to add the Sports Extra bundle to watch Pac-12 Networks. 

You can get all Pac-12 channels by adding the Sports Extra bundle to either the Orange or Blue channel package. 

A subscription costs $40 per month. Sports Extra costs $11 per month. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage.

The regional channels include Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Los Angeles, Pac-12 Mountain, Pac-12 Oregon and Pac-12 Washington.

Sling Blue subscribers get NFL Network, FOX Sports 1, and FOX Sports 2. To maximize sports channels, you can combine the Sling TV Blue with Sling TV Orange for $55 per month.

Sling TV works on just about any streaming device: Roku, Firestick, Apple TV and even an Xbox. It is also supported by Samsung Smart TVs and Smart TVs operating on Android TV or Google TV. Sling TV also supports mobile apps for iOS and Android.

There are no hidden fees or contracts if you decide to keep the service. You can even use your subscription to activate the ESPN app after you sign up for service. You can look over the latest offer Sling TV has for new and returning customers.

fubo TV

fuboTV carries ESPN, Pac-12 Network and harder-to-find regional sports networks such as NESN, Bally Sports and ROOT Sports Northwest.

The Pro channel package has 152 channels, including local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in most areas of the U.S. Food network, HGTV, Big Ten Network and Comedy Central are part of the Pro bundle.

  • The fubo Extra bundle ($7.99 per month) gives you access to the Pac-12 Networks if you live within the broadcast area. 
  • The Sports Plus bundle ($10.99 per month) carries Pac-12 Networks nationally along with 21 other sports networks. 

Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage.  

A subscription costs $74.99 per month. fuboTV has a library of on-demand movies, and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the fuboTV app.

Fubo has mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can watch ESPN live on your smartphone. Subscribers can also watch live TV through their web browser.

You can try fuboTV free for seven days, or look over the channel lineup for your area.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV has 75+ live TV channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN College Extra, ACC Network, CBS Sports Network and SEC Network. 

You can watch live TV on up to two screens at once.

Hulu with Live TV comes with unlimited Cloud DVR storage so you can record sports, news, movies or whatever else you want. Hulu carries local ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC across the U.S.

A subscription costs $69.99 per month, and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+. With a Hulu Live TV subscription, you can activate the ESPN app for ESPN3, and unlock all live sports on ESPN Plus.

So you’re getting more than just live TV channels to watch.

Hulu’s channel lineup also has local NBC, ABC and FOX stations across the U.S. Hulu no longer offers a free trial for live TV, but you can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.


Vidgo lets you live stream ESPN and Pac-12 Networks on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and iPhone.

If you’re someone who likes to weigh in online during sporting events, Vidgo’s mobile app is worth a try because you can participate in ‘watch parties’ for TV shows and sporting events.

The live TV service has 110+ channels, including Big Ten Network, SEC Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line, ESPNU, ESPN2 and ESPNews.

Subscribers get local FOX and ABC affiliates in some markets. A Vidgo subscription costs $64.95 per month. You can look over the channel packages before deciding whether to sign up.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV has 128 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and NBA TV 

A subscription costs $64.99 per month.

The YouTube TV base plan also carries other key sports channels for fans such as TNT, TBS, SEC Network, ACC Network, ESPNews, FS1, FS2, NFL Network, and MLB Network. YouTube TV carries regional NBC Sports networks across the U.S., but is missing others such as Bally Sports and YES Network.

Despite those missing RSNs, YouTube TV is still one of the best sports streaming services for your money.

You’ll also be able to watch CNN, Golf Channel and FX. Unlimited Cloud DVR is included with a subscription. And you can create up to 6 profiles for a household per account.

The nice thing about YouTube TV is that you can watch ESPN online at home, or on your smartphone when you are traveling.

The service works with Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. Try out YouTube TV free for a week.


DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) is the only live TV streaming service that carries ESPN and regional Bally Sports Networks.

Across most of the U.S., that combination of sports networks is important if you’re a fan of your local NBA or Major League Baseball team.

The Entertainment plan has ESPN and ESPN2, and it’s the cheapest plan to watch most Pac 12 games. The Entertainment plan costs $74.99 per month.

The Choice plan, which carries 105+ channels including ESPNU, is $99.99 per month. You can sign up for a free 5-day trial without any obligations.

Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax and MGM+ for free before the monthly rates kick in.

A&E, History and USA Network are included in the channel lineup. You get unlimited hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.

You can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once. If you have used AT&T TV in the past, then you should be pretty familiar the streaming quality and capabilities of DIRECTV STREAM.

DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.

You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.

Watching Pac 12 basketball FAQs

These are questions readers ask when searching for how to watch NCAA men’s basketball without a TV provider. 

Where can I watch the Pac 12 basketball tournament?

Sling TV is the most affordable option. Sling Orange has 31 channels, including ESPN and ESPN2 for $40 per month. The latest promotion is giving subscribers half off for the first month when they sign up. Subscriptions run month to month without any obligations. 

fuboTV has a free 7-day trial. The Pro plan has 152 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, local channels and regional sports networks. The Pro plan costs $74.99 per month. The regional sports fee is $10.99 or $13.99 per month, depending on whether you get one or two RSNs. 

DIRECTV STREAM has a 5-day free trial. The Entertainment plan has ESPN and ESPN2, allowing you to watch the final games without cable TV. A subscription costs $74.99 per month. There is no obligation to keep a subscription. And you can sign up for free trials of premium networks such as HBO Max and Cinemax.

What channel is Pac 12 basketball conference tournament on?

The games for the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball tournament are being broadcast mostly on Pac 12 Network. At least two games are scheduled for ESPN. All times listed are Pacific. 

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, March 8: (First Round)

  • Game 1: No. 8 WASHINGTON vs. No. 9 COLORADO, 12:00 p.m. PT – Pac-12 Network
  • Game 2: No. 5 WASHINGTON STATE vs. No. 12 CALIFORNIA, 2:30 p.m. PT* – Pac-12 Network
  • Game 3: No. 7 UTAH vs. No. 10 STANFORD, 6:00 p.m. PT – Pac-12 Network
  • Game 4: No. 6 ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 11 OREGON STATE, 8:30 p.m. PT* – Pac-12 Network

Thursday, March 9: (Quarterfinals)

  • Game 5: No. 1 UCLA vs. Game 1 winner, 12:00 p.m. PT – Pac-12 Network
  • Game 6: No. 4 OREGON vs. Game 2 winner, 2:30 p.m. PT* – Pac-12 Network
  • Game 7: No. 2 ARIZONA vs. Game 3 winner, 6:00 p.m. PT – Pac-12 Network
  • Game 8: No. 3 USC vs. Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m. PT* – ESPN

Friday, March 10: (Semifinals)

  • Game 9: Semifinal 1, 6:00 p.m. PT – Pac-12 Network
  • Game 10: Semifinal 2, 8:30 p.m. PT* – ESPN

Saturday, March 11: (Championship Game)

  • Game 11: Championship, 7:30 p.m. PT – ESPN

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