Big 12 tournament 2019 schedule: How to watch NCAA basketball games without cable
Fans of Texas Tech, Kansas State, Baylor and more can catch the men's basketball tournament on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU starting March 13.
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The Big 12 Conference is home to Texas Tech, who went went on a Cinderella run in last year's NCAA tournament to advance to the Elite Eight, where they fell to Villanova. This year they're the Big 12 Tournament's No. 1 seed and scheduled to play Thursday, along with Kansas State, Kansas and Baylor.
Before that happens the lower-ranked teams -- seeds 7-10 -- will face off starting Wednesday, March 13. The Big 12 tournament wraps up Saturday, March 16, leading up to March Madness Selection Sunday, March 17.
So how can you polish up your bracketology and watch all that Big 12 action this year? It's all on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, and thanks to live TV streaming services, you can watch even if don't have a cable subscription. Here's how.
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When are the Big 12 tournament games on?
With 10 teams invited to battle it out in the Big 12, the NCAA holds three rounds leading up to the championship. (All times in ET.)
March 13: First round
Game 1: No. 8 TCU vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on ESPNU Game 2: No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 10 West Virginia at 9 p.m. on ESPNU
March 14: Quarterfinals
Game 3: No. 4 Baylor vs. No. 5 Iowa State at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN2 Game 4: No. 1 Kansas State vs. Game 1 winner at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2 Game 5: No. 2 Texas Tech vs. Game 2 winner at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 Game 6: No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 6 Texas at 9 p.m. on ESPN2
March 15: Semifinals
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner at 9 p.m. on ESPN2
March 16: Championship
Game 9: 6 p.m. on ESPN
How can I watch the games live?
Many cable and satellite providers have ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPNU, but if you don't have cable, you can use a TV streaming service to watch the games live. Every major service, except for Sling Blue and FuboTV, carries all three.
Sling TV costs $25 a month for Sling Orange, which includes ESPN and ESPN2, and it's running a special right now that gives gives you the first three months for $15 each. To get ESPNU you'll need the Sports Extra package, which adds another $5 per month.