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Sling TV Blue Plan

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Max With Ads


The Marquette and Western Kentucky men’s basketball teams are scheduled to meet in a tournament game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Friday, March 22. The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT. 

No. 2 seed Marquette enters the matchup 25-9 overall. Most recently, UConn defeated Marquette 73-57 on March 16 in the Big East Conference Tournament. Kam Jones leads Marquette in scoring this season with 16.8 points per game. 

No. 15-seeded Western Kentucky comes into the contest 22-11 overall. On Saturday, WKU beat UTEP 78-71 in the Conference USA Tournament championship game. Don McHenry is the WKU leading scorer this season with 15.2 points per contest.

Shaka Smart is the Marquette men’s basketball head coach. Steve Lutz is the Western Kentucky men’s basketball head coach. 

Marquette vs. WKU basketball game time, network

The Marquette vs. Western Kentucky men’s basketball game is scheduled to be broadcast on TBS at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT on Friday, March 22. TBS broadcasters for the game are scheduled to be Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Stan Van Gundy (analyst), and Andy Katz (reporter). 

If you don’t have cable or satellite TV, online live-streaming platforms such as Sling and Max offer alternatives for enjoying the game.

Best streaming services for the WKU vs. Marquette basketball game 

The Western Kentucky vs. Marquette men’s basketball game can be seen on several streaming platforms. Check out these streaming solutions that promise an unparalleled viewing experience.  

Most affordable: Sling TV

Sling Blue Plan


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If you want to watch just the Marquette vs. Western Kentucky game on TBS 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 is one of 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.

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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