How to Watch The Basketball Tournament (TBT) Live Without Cable TV: Schedule, Teams, Stream, & More




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The Basketball Tournament (TBT) heads into its 10th year with some of the world’s best players competing in a single-elimination tournament with the winning team recieving $1 million prize.

The 63 game tournament will feature 64 teams made up of college alumni, top pros, and international players. Cincinnati, Syracuse, Wichita, Lubbock, Louisville, Wheeling, and Dayton will make up the eight Regionals and the winners of each Regional will advance to Philadelphia for the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals.

This year’s TBT will feature the Puma Posterize Dunk Contest live in the City of Brotherly Love and the winner will receive $20,000. You can check out the full schedule at the bottom of the page.

Cord cutters you won’t be in attendance can find out how to watch TBT 2023 live without cable, below.

How to Watch TBT 2023 Live Without Cable

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN+ will combine to bring fans all of the action of The Basketball Tournament. Hoops fans and cord cutters can watch on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and any compatible device with a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM FuboSling TVHulu + Live TVVidgo, and YouTube TV.


Catch each Slam Dunk and shot during The Basketball Tournament with DIRECTV STREAM. The Choice package includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and over 105 live channels, which means you won’t miss any of the actionon the court for only $89.99 per month. There are no contracts, no hidden fees, and a subscription includes unlimited cloud DVR storage.

New subscribers can take advantage of a 5-day free trial before subscribing, which allows you to watch The Basketball Tournament for free online.


Watch TBT Live on Fubo

Hoop fans can stream all of this year’s TBT with the Elite plan from fubo. With over 100 sporting events and over 161 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU for $84.99 per month. Relive your favorite moments during The Basketball Tournament, and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours and Cloud DVR space.

With Fubo, new subscribers can get a free one-week trial which is a way to stream Wimbledon online for free before subscribing.

Sign up for Fubo

Watch TBT Live on Sling TV

One of the most affordable ways to watch The Basketball Tournament live on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU is with Sling Orange and the Sports Extra add-on. At the low price of $51 per month, subscribers can watch teams compete on the hardwood floor and over 40 channels with 50 hours of DVR storage to record the biggest moments of the tournament.

For a limited time, new subscribers can get their first month for as low as $25

Sign up for Sling TV

Watch TBT Live on Hulu + Live TV

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and over 85 channels are available on Hulu + Live TV for $69.99 per month. The service offers unlimited access to the Hulu library, Disney+, and live sports on ESPN+, including The Basketball Tournament for no additional charge. Record your favorite shows and sporting events, including the full tournament for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.

Sign up for Hulu + Live TV

Watch TBT Live on Vidgo

Catch elite hoopers competing for $1 million during The Basketball Tournament live on ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN with the Plus plan from Vidgo. For $69.99 per month, you can stream over 110+ live channels, on-demand, and record with DVR.

Sign up for Vidgo

Watch TBT Live on YouTube TV

Stream over 100 channels, including TBT games live on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU with YouTube TV for only $72.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR which will allow you to rewatch each minute of the tournament, and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.

Sign up for YouTube TV

2023 TBT Schedule

Texas Tech Regional

United Supermarkets Arena; Lubbock, Texas; July 19 – July 23

DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Wed, July 192 p.m.2 Bleed Green (North Texas) vs 7 Rise & GrindESPN+
 4 p.m.3 HBCUnited vs 6 In The LabESPN+
 7 p.m.4 The Enchantment (New Mexico) vs 5 Austin’s Own (Texas)ESPN+
 9 p.m.1 Air Raiders (Texas Tech) vs 8 Purple HeartsESPN+
Fri, July 217 p.m.Lubbock Regional Semifinal Game 1ESPN+
 9 p.m.Lubbock Regional Semifinal Game 2ESPN+
Sun, July 231 p.m.Lubbock Regional FinalESPN+

Wichita Regional

Charles Koch Arena; Wichita, Kan. – July 19-23 & July 20-23

DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Wed, July 197 p.m.4 Show Me Squad (Missouri) vs 5 Vegas Rebellion (UNLV)ESPN+
 9 p.m.1 Mass Street (Kansas) vs 8 We Are D3ESPN+
 11 p.m.3 LA Cheaters (Drew League) vs 6 Living The DreamESPN+
Thu, July 20Noon2 Heartfire vs 7 JUCO ProductsESPN2
 2 p.m.3 Team Arkansas (Arkansas) vs 6 Ram Up (Colorado State)ESPN+
 4 p.m.4 Beale Street Boys (Memphis) vs 5 Broad Street Birds (Temple)ESPN2
 7 p.m.2 Purple & Black (Kansas State) vs 7 DaGuys STLESPN2
 9 p.m.1 AfterShocks (Wichita State) vs 8 B1 BallersESPN2
Fri, July 217 p.m.Wichita (WSU) Regional Semifinal Game 1ESPN2
 9 p.m.Wichita (WSU) Regional Semifinal Game 2ESPN2
Sat, July 222 p.m.Wichita (KU) Regional Semifinal Game 1ESPN+
 4 p.m.Wichita (KU) Regional Semifinal Game 2ESPN2
Sun, July 233 p.m.Wichita (KU) Regional FinalESPNU
 5 p.m.Wichita (WSU) Regional FinalESPNU

Xavier Regional

Cintas Center; Friday, July 21 – Monday, July 24

DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Fri, July 211 p.m.1 Program for Autism vs 8 Team DRCESPN+
 3 p.m.4 Bucketneers (ETSU) vs 5 Fort Wayne ChampsESPN+
 6 p.m.3 The Money Team vs 6 Nasty Nati (Cincinnati)ESPN+
 8 p.m.2 Zip Em Up (Xavier) vs 7 Georgia KingzESPN+
Sat, July 226 p.m.Xavier Regional Semifinal Game 1ESPN+
 8 p.m.Xavier Regional Semifinal Game 2ESPN+
Mon, July 247 p.m.Xavier Regional FinalESPN+

Syracuse Regional

Oncenter War Memorial Arena; Syracuse, N.Y. – July 24-28

DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Mon, July 242 p.m.1 Blue Collar U (Buffalo) vs 8 Big 5ESPN+
 4 p.m.3 The Nerd Team vs 6 Happy Valley Hoopers (Penn State)ESPN2
 7 p.m.2 Boeheim’s Army (Syracuse) vs 7 Team GibsonESPNU
 9 p.m.4 The Rhody Way (Rhode Island) vs 5 The Commonwealth (UMass)ESPNU
Wed, July 266 p.m.Syracuse Regional Semifinal Game 1ESPN+
 8 p.m.Syracuse Regional Semifinal Game 2ESPN+
Fri, July 289 p.m.Syracuse Regional FinalESPN+

Louisville Regional

Freedom Hall; Louisville, Ky.– July 25-29

DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Tue, July 252 p.m.1 Gutter Cats vs 8 The NawfESPN+
 4 p.m.4 Shell Shock (Maryland) vs 5 Gataverse (Florida)ESPN+
 7 p.m.2 The Ville (Louisville) vs 7 War Ready (Auburn)ESPN+
 9 p.m.3 Eberlein Drive vs 6 Jackson TN UnderdawgsESPN+
Thu, July 276 p.m.Louisville Regional Semifinal Game 1ESPN+
 8 p.m.Louisville Regional Semifinal Game 2ESPN+
Sat, July 29NoonLouisville Regional FinalESPN2

West Virginia Regional

WesBanco Arena; Wheeling, W.Va. – July 25-29

DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Tue, July 252 p.m.3 Challenge ALS: Florida vs 6 Dawg Town (Georgetown)ESPN+
 4 p.m.2 Sideline Cancer vs 7 Ram Nation (VCU)ESPN+
 7 p.m.1 Best Virginia (West Virginia) vs 8 Dubois DreamESPN+
 9 p.m.4 Herd That (Marshall) vs 5 Zoo Crew (Pittsburgh)ESPN+
Thu, July 277 p.m.West Virginia Regional Semifinal Game 1ESPN+
 9 p.m.West Virginia Regional Semifinal Game 2ESPN+
Sat, July 292 p.m.West Virginia Regional FinalESPN2

Dayton Regional

UD Arena; Dayton, Ohio – July 26-29

DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Wed, July 261 p.m.2 Friday Beers vs 7 Athetics MiamiESPN+
 3 p.m.3 Team Colorado (Colorado) vs 6 Men of Mackey (Purdue)ESPN+
 6 p.m.4 Carmen’s Crew (Ohio State) vs 5 Team OvertimeESPN+
 8 p.m.1 Red Scare (Dayton) vs 8 India RisingESPN+
Fri, July 286 p.m.Dayton Regional Semifinal Game 1ESPN+
 8 p.m.Dayton Regional Semifinal Game 1ESPN+
Sat, July 297 p.m.Dayton Regional FinalESPN+



DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Tue, July 259 p.m.Quarterfinal 1: Wichita Regional (KU) vs Wichita Regional (WSU)ESPN+

West Virginia

DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Sun, July 307 p.m.Quarterfinal 2: Syracuse Regional vs West Virginia RegionalESPN2


DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Mon, July 317 p.m.Quarterfinal 3: Xavier Regional vs Dayton RegionalESPN2


DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
Mon, July 319 p.m.Quarterfinal 4: Lubbock Regional vs Louisville RegionalESPN2

Championship Week Semifinals and Championship

Daskalakis Athletic Center; Philadelphia, Pa. – August 2-3

Wed, Aug. 26 p.m.Puma Posterize Dunk ContestESPN+
 7 p.m.Semifinal 1ESPN
 9 p.m.Semifinal 2ESPN
Thu, Aug. 38 p.m.TBT Championship GameESPN

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