Wondering how to watch the college basketball tournament? Here are your best options:


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The Alabama Crimson Tide and Grand Canyon men’s basketball teams are scheduled to meet in a tournament game at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington, on Sunday, March 24. The game is scheduled to start at 6:10 p.m. CT/5:10 p.m. MT. 

No. 4 seed Alabama enters the matchup 22-11 overall. Most recently, Alabama beat the College of Charleston 109-96 on Friday in the tournament’s first round. Mark Sears led Alabama with 30 points and five assists in the win. 

No. 12-seeded Grand Canyon enters the contest 29-4 overall. On Friday, GCU defeated No. 5 seed St. Mary’s 75-66 in the opening round of the tournament. Tyon Grant-Foster led Grand Canyon with 22 points and seven rebounds in the victory.

Nate Oats is the Alabama men’s basketball head coach. Bryce Drew is the Grand Canyon men’s basketball head coach. 

Alabama vs. Grand Canyon basketball game time, network

The Alabama vs. Grand Canyon men’s basketball game is scheduled to be broadcast on TBS at 6:10 p.m. CT/5:10 p.m. MT on Sunday, March 24. TBS broadcasters for the game are scheduled to be Lisa Byington (play-by-play), Steve Smith (analyst), Robbie Hummel (analyst), and Lauren Shehadi (reporter). 

Whatever team wins this game advances to play on Thursday, March 28 in Los Angeles.  

If you don’t have cable or satellite TV, online live-streaming services like Sling TV and Max blend high-quality broadcasting with the flexibility of web streaming.

Best streaming services for the GCU vs. Alabama basketball game 

Several streaming services offer ways to watch the Grand Canyon vs. Alabama men’s basketball game. Each one is ready to bring the court to your couch. Here are your options.

Most affordable: Sling TV

If you want to watch the Alabama vs. Grand Canyon 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

This March, Max is making its grand entrance into men’s college basketball streaming. With three distinct streaming tiers, Max adds the B/R Sports Add-On to each package for free. The B/R Sports Add-On gives you access to live sports on TBS, TNT and TruTV.

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 hisse 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 özgü 4K Ultra HD capability. The one-year price for Max Ultimate Ad-Free is $139.99.