College basketball fans and bracket jockeys from California to Colorado have a tournament only for them, and it makes perfect preparation for the great March Madness tourney that begins later this month. It's the 2019 Pac-12 tournament.
The Pac-12 conference is home to the 2019 NCAA tournament Hopefuls Washington and Arizona State, the two main seeds of the conference. And although Washington lost to Oregon on March 9, it has kept that number one seed. Huskies and Sun Devils are scheduled to play Thursday along with Utah and Oregon State.
Before that happens, the lower ranked teams, seeds 5-12, will start on Wednesday 13 March. The Pac-12 tournament wraps up Saturday, March 16, until the Marching ChampionshipMarch 17.
So how can you polish up your bracketology and look at all the Pac-12 actions this year? The early round games are on the dedicated Pac-12 network, while one of the semi-final games, as well as the championship, air on ESPN. Thanks tonamely you can watch even if there is no cable subscription. This is how.
2019 NCAA Basketball Conference Championships
When is Pac-12 tournament play on?
With 12 teams invited to fight the Pac-12, the NCAA has three rounds leading up to the championship. (All times PT.)
March 13: First round
Games 1: No 8 USC vs No. 9 Arizona at noon on Pac-12 Network
Games 2: No 5 Colorado vs. 12 Cal at 2:30 pm on the Pac-12 Network
Game 3: No. 7 UCLA vs. No. 10 Stanford at 6 pm on Pac-12 Network
Games 4: No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 11 Washington State at 8:30 pm on Pac-12 Network
March 14: Quarterfinals
Games 5: No 1 Washington vs. Game 1 winner at 12 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network
Games 6: No 4 Oregon State vs. Game 2 Winner at 2:30 pm on Pac-12 Network
Games 7: No 2 Arizona State vs Game 3 Winner at 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network
Games 8: No 3 Utah vs. Game 4 Winners at 8:30 pm on Pac-12 Network
March 15: Semifinals
Games 9: Games 5 winners vs Game 6 winners – 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network
Games 10: Games 7 Winners vs Game 8 Winners – 8:30 pm on ESPN
March 19: Championship Games 11 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
How can I watch the games live?
Many cable and satellite services carry Pac-12 Network and ESPN, but if you do not have a cable, you can use a TV streaming service to watch live.
Most streaming television services, including DirecTV now, YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV and PlayStation Vue, do not carry the Pac-12 network. This means that the only way you can stream without cable is via Sling TV and Fubo TV – and Fubo TV lacks ESPN.
With that in mind, here are some notes about live TV streaming:
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Sling TV Orange (from $ 25)
Sling TV costs $ 25 per month for Sling Orange, which includes ESPN, and it runs a special right now that gives you the first three months for $ 15 each. To get the Pac-12 network, you need the Sport Extra package, which adds another $ 5 per month.
Please note that you can also get Sports Extra with Sling TV Blue, but that package does not have ESPN.
Fubu TV ($ 45)
Fubo costs $ 45 per month and includes Pac-12 Network but not ESPN.