How to watch college basketball on ESPN Plus

Georgia's Matthew-Alexander Moncrieff guards Kentucky's Jacob Toppin
Georgia's Matthew-Alexander Moncrieff guards Kentucky's Jacob Toppin (Image credit: Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The 2023-2024 college basketball season is here and ESPN Plus is once again going to one of the main places to watch games all season long.

ESPN, the often described world-wide leader in sports, has been pushing to be a streaming leader in sports with ESPN Plus. In addition to the streaming service offering original sports content, it provides live streams of games across all different kinds of sports, including college football, the NHL, UFC, soccer, boxing, PGA Tour golf, MLB and even cricket.

Here is everything that you need to know about how to watch college basketball on ESPN Plus.

How to watch college basketball on ESPN Plus

ESPN Plus is a subscription service that currently runs for $10.99 per month or $109.99 for a full year commitment. Another option to add the sports streaming service is the Disney Bundle, which pairs ESPN Plus with Disney Plus and Hulu. ESPN Plus is also now included as part of Hulu with Live TV.

Once you are signed up for ESPN Plus, you can begin watching live stream of college basketball games (or any ESPN Plus content) from your computer; a Roku device; Amazon Fire TV device; Xfinity device; Samsung or other smart TVs; Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles; PlayStation 4 and 5; Apple products; Android phones, tablets and TVs; Google Chromecast; through Hulu; and Oculus Go. ESPN Plus is also compatible with AirPlay.

To find what college basketball games are available and start watching, games currently available will appear on the homepage of the ESPN Plus platform, for which you can start watching simply by clicking on it.  

Best college basketball games on ESPN Plus this week

ESPN Plus has a boatload of college basketball action now that the season has tipped off, but here are a look at some of the must watch games in the early portion of this season:

Wednesday, November 8

  • Bucknell vs Pennsylvania, 7 pm ET/4 pm PT
  • Canisius vs Syracuse, 7 pm ET/4 pm PT

Thursday, November 9

  • John Brown vs Baylor, noon ET/9 am PT

Friday, November 10

  • UCF vs Miami, 7 pm ET/4 pm PT
  • Texas A&M-Commerce vs Kentucky, 7 pm ET/4 pm PT
  • Manhattan vs Kansas, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT
  • Yale vs Gonzaga, 9 pm ET/6 pm PT
  • San Diego State vs BYU, 9 pm ET/6 pm PT

Saturday, November 11

  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs Houston, 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT
  • Fresno State vs Kent State, 7 pm ET/4 pm PT

Sunday, November 12

  • Weber State vs St. Mary's, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT
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