With March Madness 2023 tipping off later this week, 32 teams that were not invited will duel it during the 2023 Men’s National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The 16-game single-elimination tournament will begin on March 14, with teams competing at the campus sites of the higher-ranked team during the first three rounds.
Orleans Arena in Las Vegas will host the 2023 NIT semifinals on Tuesday, March 28 and the 2023 NIT Championship Game on Thursday, March 30.
Established in 1938, originally the NIT was the most prestigious postseason tournament in all of college basketball, as it preceded the NCAA Division 1 Tournament by a year. In modern times, the tournament is looked at as a secondary tournament and has been dubbed the “Not Invited Tournament” by some due to the teams not qualifying for the 68-team Big Dance.
Find out how to watch the 2023 National Invitation Tournament, below.
How to Watch the 2023 NIT Without Cable
Stream all of the action during the 2023 NIT on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and other compatible devices with a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo, and YouTube TV. Select games will stream on ESPN+ throughout the tournament.
Watch 2023 NIT Games Live on ESPN+
ESPN+ will simulstream each game during the 2023 NIT and subscribers can watch for only $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. With ESPN+, subscribers gain access to thousands of hours of live sports, studio shows, award-winning 30 for 30 documentaries, and so much more.
Watch 2023 NIT Games Live on DIRECTV STREAM
Watch National Invitation Tournament games with DIRECTV STREAM. The Choice package includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and over 105 channels for $99.99 per month. There are no contracts, no hidden fees, and a subscription includes unlimited cloud DVR storage. Plus, you can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, Epix (now MGM+). and Cinemax for free.
New subscribers can take advantage of a 5-day free trial before subscribing.
Watch 2023 NIT Games Live on Hulu + Live TV
Catch live NIT games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and over 85 channels are available on Hulu + Live TV starting at $69.99 per month. The service offers unlimited access to the Hulu library, Disney+, and live games on ESPN+ for no additional charge. Record your favorite shows and sporting events for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.
Watch 2023 NIT Games Live on fuboTV
Catch live NIT games and over 100 sporting events with the Pro plan with the fubo Extra add-on from fuboTV. The plan includes over 140 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU for only $82.98 per month. Relive your favorite moments during the tournament and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours and Cloud DVR space.
Watch 2023 NIT Games Live on Vidgo
Vidgo subscribers can watch 2023 NIT games live on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and over 110 live channels and on-demand for only $64.95 per month with their English Plus package. The service includes 20 hours of free DVR for the first 90 days.
Watch 2023 NIT Games Live on Sling TV
One of the most affordable ways to watch live 2023 NIT games on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU is with Sling Orange with the Sports Extra add-on. For only $51 per month, subscribers can watch live college basketball games and over 40 channels with 50 hours of DVR storage to record the tournament’s biggest moments.
New subscribers can get half of their first month for a limited time.
Watch 2023 NIT Games Live on YouTube TV
Stream over 100 channels, including live NIT games on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU for only $64.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.
When to Watch
March 14 – First Round
- No. 1 Rutgers vs. Hofstra | 7 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 3 Michigan vs. Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
- No. 4 UAB vs. Southern Miss | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
- No. 3 Liberty vs. Villanova | 9 p.m. | ESPN2
- No. 2 Vanderbilt vs. Yale | 9 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 2 Wisconsin vs. Bradley | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN
- No. 4 Washington State vs. Eastern Washington | 11 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 3 Colorado vs. Seton Hall | 11 p.m. | ESPN2
March 15 – First Round
- No. 1 Oklahoma State at Youngstown State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
- No. 4 Florida vs. UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
- No. 1 Clemson vs. Morehead State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
- No. 2 North Texas vs. Alcorn | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
- No. 3 Sam Houston at Santa Clara | 9 p.m. | ESPN+
- No. 4 Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech | 9 p.m. | ESPN2
- No. 2 New Mexico vs. Utah Valley | 10 p.m. | ESPN+
- No. 1 Oregon vs. UC Irvine | 11 p.m. | ESPN2
March 18-19 – Second Round
March 21-22 – Quarterfinals
March 28 – Semifinals on ESPN
March 30 – Finals on ESPN2