CNET logo Why You Can Trust CNET

Our expert, award-winning staff selects the products we cover and rigorously researches and tests our top picks. If you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Reviews ethics statement

NCAA women's basketball championship: How to watch Arizona vs. Stanford today without cable

The women's college basketball tournament concludes on ESPN and you don't need cable to watch.

Matt Elliott Senior Editor
Matt Elliott is a senior editor at CNET with a focus on laptops and streaming services. Matt has more than 20 years of experience testing and reviewing laptops. He has worked for CNET in New York and San Francisco and now lives in New Hampshire. When he's not writing about laptops, Matt likes to play and watch sports. He loves to play tennis and hates the number of streaming services he has to subscribe to in order to watch the various sports he wants to watch.
Expertise Laptops, desktops, all-in-one PCs, streaming devices, streaming platforms
Matt Elliott
2 min read
See at Sling TV
Sling TV
Offers ESPN for $35 a month
See at YouTube
YouTube TV
Offers ESPN for $65 a month
See at Hulu
Hulu With Live TV
Offers ESPN for $65 a month
See at FuboTV
Offers ESPN for $65 a month
See at AT&T
Offers ESPN for $70 a month

The 2021 NCAA women's basketball tournament ends today. Playing for the national championship are the Arizona Wildcats, who stunned UConn, and the Stanford Cardinal, who hung on against South Carolina. Although this is the first women's college basketball title game to feature two Pac-12 teams, it's already the third meeting this year between Arizona and Stanford. The Cardinal won the first two by a combined 41 points.

The women's national championship game will be played in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. It takes place today, Sunday, April 4 at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT) on ESPN.

Here's what you need to know to watch without a cable or satellite subscription. 


The Arizona Wildcats celebrate after defeating the UConn Huskies in the Final Four semifinal game on Friday.

Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Can I watch the tournament live on TV without a cable subscription? 

Yes. And you've got options. Each of the five major live TV streaming services -- Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, FuboTV and AT&T TV -- offer ESPN. The cheapest option is Sling TV's Orange package, which costs $35 per month. The other services offer more channels in their basic packages and cost $65 or $70 per month.

Sling TV's Orange plan costs $35 a month and includes ESPN.

FuboTV costs $65 a month and includes ESPN.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live-TV streaming services guide.

Outside the US? Consider using a VPN: CNET editors choose the best VPN