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Watch College Basketball on TV Today

Find your game today, tomorrow, and the rest of the season on DISH TV.

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Stream NCAA Basketball With Your DISH Login

With a DISH subscription, you can live stream NCAA basketball from select apps on your smart TV, streaming box, game console, or mobile device. If you’re new to DISH, hurry and call 1-877-541-3594 now for FREE same- or next-day installation—you might be able to watch college basketball on TV by tipoff tomorrow!

DISH TV Packages

Find your favorite college basketball channels in the packages below

America's Top 120
190 channels

for 24 months

  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • Watch ESPN, Newsmax, CMT, Disney Channel, and E!

  • 28K On-Demand titles

  • Local Channels

  • 190 Channels

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Best Value
America's Top 200
240+ channels

for 24 months

  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • America's Top 120 and more including NFL Network, NBA TV, Hallmark, Disney Channel, and A&E

  • 25K On-Demand titles

  • Local Channels

  • 240+ channels

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America's Top 250
290+ channels

for 24 months

  • Free DVR and Google Voice Remote Included

  • America's Top 200 and more including Turner Classic Movies, STARZ Encore channels, Bloomberg, Nicktoons, and Great American Country

  • 26K On-Demand titles

  • Local Channels

  • 290+ channels

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2-year price guarantee requires credit qualification and 2-year commitment and covers core programming, local networks, and equipment. Prices include Hopper Duo for qualifying customers. Hopper, Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Upfront fees may apply based on credit qualification

Requires internet-connected Hopper, Joey, or Wally device. Customer must press Voice Remote button to activate feature. The Google Assistant Smart Home features require Google account and compatible devices. Google is a trademark of Google LLC.

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Watch College Basketball Live with DISH Anywhere

Even if you can’t make the party, you can still catch the game. Livestream NCAA basketball from your smartphone or tablet all season with the DISH Anywhere mobile app.** Or for desktop or laptop access, log in to dishanywhere.com and watch college basketball via online stream instead.

  • Live games

  • Watch anywhere

  • Free to download

**Watching live and recorded TV anywhere requires an internet-connected Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 and compatible mobile device.

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See Every Moment of College Basketball on TV Tonight

The Hopper 3 DVR makes it possible

Catch more crucial moments of NCAA basketball on TV. The Hopper 3 Whole-Home DVR records more games at once and lets you watch up to four channels live on a single screen, so you can witness every play the message boards will be buzzing about tomorrow. Plus, get help finding the games you want with the Hopper’s Game Finder App, which lists live and upcoming games complete with scores and suspense ratings.

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Quality service and savings that last beyond basketball season

2-year TV Price Guarantee
Included Smart HD DVR
Included Voice Remote
FREE HD for Life
Signal Reliability Guarantee
Local Channels for No Extra Cost

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Frequently Asked Questions

About college basketball on TV

What channel is college basketball on?

To watch college basketball on TV during the regular season, try ESPN channels, any channels run by major college basketball conferences (e.g., Big Ten, Pac-12, or SEC), and regional sports networks (e.g., beIN). To watch during the tournament, tune in to CBS, TNT, TBS, and TruTV, which have exclusive coverage rights through 2023.

The easiest way to find college basketball games on TV today is by using the Game Finder App on the DISH Hopper 3 Whole-Home DVR. You can search for specific teams or browse schedules by sport.

Another easy way to find NCAA basketball TV channels is through voice search. Just use your DISH Voice Remote, Google Home, or Amazon Echo to search for terms like “college basketball on TV tonight” and instantly find results.

How do I watch college basketball?

You can watch college basketball games either on TV or over online streaming. With DISH, you can do both. Sign up today to watch more college ball and follow the conferences, teams, and players you care about.

How many people watch college basketball?

A ton. In 2018, about 1 in 3 adults through age 64 watched at least one college basketball game on broadcast TV. In 2019, about 19.6 million viewers watched the championship game of the NCAA basketball tournament on TV. That’s a lot of college basketball fans tuning in.

How long does a college basketball game last on TV?

Most college basketball games on TV run about 2 hours. It’s common for them to run over the allotted time, and sports networks usually stay with the first game until it’s over. But sometimes, the start of the second game is available on another channel.

In that situation, the DISH Hopper 3 Whole-Home DVR comes in handy—you can use Picture-in-Picture or MultiView mode to watch both games at once, or you can simply record the second game from its proper start time and watch what you missed later.


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