Wondering how to watch the college basketball tournament? Here are your best options:
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Sling TV Blue Plan

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The Alabama and UConn men’s basketball teams are scheduled to meet in a tournament game in Phoenix on Saturday, April 6. The game is scheduled to start at 8:49 p.m. ET/7:49 p.m. CT. 

No. 4 seed Alabama enters the matchup 26-11 overall. Most recently, Alabama beat No. 6-seeded Clemson 89-82 on March 30 in the tournament’s fourth round. Mark Sears led Alabama with 23 points, and Jarin Stevenson added 19 points for the Crimson Tide. 

No. 1 seed UConn enters the matchup 34-3 overall. On March 30, UConn defeated Illinois 77-52 in the fourth round of the tournament. UConn got 22 points and 10 rebounds from center Donovan Clingan.

Nate Oats is the Alabama men’s basketball head coach. Dan Hurley is the UConn men’s basketball head coach. 

Alabama vs. UConn basketball game time and network

The Alabama vs. UConn men’s basketball game is scheduled to be broadcast on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8:49 p.m. ET/7:49 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 6. The TBS/TNT/truTV broadcasters for the game are scheduled to be Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Grant Hill (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter).

The winner advances to play on Monday, April 8 in Phoenix. 

If you don’t have cable or satellite TV, online live-streaming platforms like Sling TV and Max offer fans flexibility and accessibility that aligns with modern sports viewership.

Best streaming services for the UConn vs. Alabama basketball game 

Don’t fear if you’ve cut the cord, because Saturday’s clash between UConn and Alabama is streaming. There are several streaming platforms ready to give you access to the game. Here are your top options.  

Most channels: Sling TV

Sling Blue Plan


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If you want to watch just the UConn vs. Alabama game on TBS or TNT via Sling TV, you’ll need either the Orange Plan or the Blue Plan. Both the Orange and Blue plans start at $15 for the first month and then increase to $40 per month subsequently, and they both also come with 50 hours of free DVR storage. 

TBS and TNT are two of the 26 channels included on both the Orange and Blue plans. There are six channels exclusive to the Orange Plan, including ESPN and ESPN2. There are 14 channels exclusive to the Blue Plan, and those include FS1, NFL Network, and TruTV. Another difference between the Orange and Blue plans is that you can only stream on one device with the Orange Plan, and the Blue Plan allows streaming on three devices at once. 

In higher-priced plans, Sling TV’s sports channel offerings include ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network, TNT, and TruTV. 

Most affordable: Max

Max offers you a tiered approach to subscription services, each level includes the B/R Sports Add-On at no additional cost. College basketball fans can access comprehensive coverage, mirroring the depth and intensity of the tournament itself. The B/R Sports Add-On gives you access to live broadcasts of TBS, TNT and truTV. 

There are three Max tiers. The cheapest package is Max With Ads, which is $9.99 per month. It allows streaming on two devices. You can save 42% by paying for one year upfront at $69.99. 

The second package is Max Ad-Free, and that is $15.99 per month. If you’re mainly getting Max for sports, there isn’t much difference between Max With Ads and Max Ad-Free since sports will still include ads. If you pay one year upfront, you save 45% on Max Ad-Free at $104.99. 

Max Ultimate Ad-Free is the third package, and it is $19.99 per month. It also upgrades to allow streaming on four devices at once. Plus, it has 4K Ultra HD capability. The one-year price for Max Ultimate Ad-Free is $139.99. 


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