Every year, the NCAA will showcase the best young basketball players in conferences such as the SEC, BIG Ten, PAC 12, an the ACC. Many of them have dreams of making it into the NBA as they perfect their skills, and play for the pride of their universities. NCAA basketball starts to really rev up during the march madness tournament where the popularity of the sport usually explodes in ratings and fan interaction through social media.
Because of this excitement during this time of year, college basketball has grown to become not only a staple of college life, but a cult following for many fans.
Each year, the tournament is hosted for both the men’s and women’s basketball conferences. These tournament takes the top 68 teams in the nation, and is a single round elimination tournament, with the loser of each game going home and the winner moving on to the next round. Currently, TV rights are shared between CBS Sports and Turner Sports, and coverage is available nationwide. However, there are also a number of different sites on the internet that will stream your favorite team for free.
These following sites will offer a variety of different formats for streaming the games online.
WatchESPN offer numerous streams including Kentucky Wildcats games, and many other throughout the NCAA season. These streams are high-quality, and are able to be received directly from the provider, meaning that there are few pop-up ads or offers to crowd your viewing experience. As well, the sound with the video tends to be of high quality.
The only problem with WatchESPN is that viewers need to input their identification number from their television provider in order access it, and even then, regional games are often blacked out. This means that it is only an option for those who already have a way of watching it; it essentially is an extension of your television provider’s services. While this is great for people who have ESPN through their television provider, it does not help those without a TV provider who want to stream the games online.
NCAA.com Provides Live Scores & Highlights
The official NCAA website offer high-quality streams and great audio. It is also available across platforms, meaning that not only can you watch the games at home, but also on your tablet or smartphone as you travel.
It also offers play-by-play box scores and highlight videos in case you miss a game. However, there is a subscription fee necessary to watch the March Madness tournament games, and regular season games are not streamed.
Wiziwig.tv Live Stream
Wiziwig is a great resource if you are searching for an online avenue for streaming your favorite college team’s game. Wiziwig does not directly show the games; rather, it works as a forum with outbound links to websites where you can watch the games live. Essentially, it works as a gigantic online channel listing. This is great way to find online streams, but there is no guarantee regarding the quality of the streams.
As well, whenever you are using outbound links, it is necessary to be aware and ensure that you are only clicking on legitimate links – there can be adware tied to many of the links. Usually the pop-up ads can be navigated through, and stream qualities can be quite good.
Nutjob.eu offers most televised college basketball games on demand throughout the regular season, and also the March Madness tournament. This website has an embedded video player, meaning that you do not have to follow outbound links in order to stream a game; however, it does still employ pop-up ads that can take you outside of the website.
These pop-up can be easily navigated through (be on the lookout for the elusive “X” to close each one), and streams can be made full screen. Overall, most streams are have good quality video and sound. The schedule page is not set up well – it is a list of all games throughout all sports that are currently playing, but once you find your game, the online streaming is relatively easy.
LiveTV.sx Has a Decent Feed
LiveTV is a European site set up for sports betting; however, you don’t have to bet in order to watch the games. It offers a wide range of sports including Duke Blue Devils‘ games, and almost every televised NCAA basketball game is shown. Often, multiple streams are available, but most games can be watched on the sites video player. As well, Torrent streams are available for some games, which can be a high-quality option for more advanced online streaming.
While the streams often vary in quality, the website provides a rating beside each stream to let you know what other viewers think of the stream. As well, the typical pop-ups are there, as well as pop-under ads which can be louder than the games volume and quite surprising. These ads can be closed easily, and most games have one or more good quality streams for each NCAA basketball game.