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How to watch Big Ten Basketball Tournament live stream from anywhere

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Purdue's Zach Edey.
Purdue's Zach Edey.AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament starts Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, when the championship game between the two best NCAA men's basketball teams will take place. As was the case with the women's tournament, the viewing options are a little confusing. Fortunately, we've put together everything you need to know about how to watch the Big Ten Basketball Tournament live streams from anywhere.

The competition will tip off today with a game between Rutgers and Maryland, followed by a game between Michigan and Penn State later that night. The Purdue Boilermakers, the reigning champs, and the no. 1 seed are the ones to beat this year and won't play until Friday.

If you're unsure how to watch the Big Ten Men's Basketball games, you've come to the right place. Keep reading to learn how to live stream every game through streaming services and, if you're currently out of the country, how to access your existing subscriptions from anywhere in the world with a VPN.

Men's Big Ten live stream quick links

How to watch the Big Ten tournament in the USA

The first round of the competition, which features two games on March 13, is available to live stream on Peacock. Peacock subscriptions start at $5.99 per month and include access to other sports options, like NBC Sports and GolfPass.

The second round (March 14) and quarterfinals (March 15) will air on the Big Ten Network. BTN comes as a channel option for multiple live TV packages, including Sling TV, and Hulu + Live TV. The semifinals (March 16) and championship (March 17) will air on CBS.

When it comes to Sling TV, you'll need to choose their Blue option and add the Sports Extra bundle to get BTN. Sling Blue subscriptions go for $40 per month, and Sports Extra is an additional $11 per month, but new users get an introductory $20 discount at Sling. Your first month total will be $31; every month after that will be $51. Keep in mind that Sling TV doesn't have CBS, so you'll need to find another option – like Paramount+ with Showtime for $11.99 per month – to see the semifinals and championship.

Hulu + Live TV is a streaming bundle that has both the Big Ten Network and CBS. Subscriptions start at $76.99 per month and that admittedly high price also comes with Disney Plus and ESPN Plus thrown in.

How to watch the Big Ten tournament from anywhere

If you're not in the US at the moment but you still want to use your existing subscriptions, it might be time to try a VPN (virtual private network). VPNs change your electronic device's location so that you can access apps and websites that might not be available in some regions. They're also solid ways to increase your online security and privacy. Since most of the aforementioned streaming services need US forms of payment, this VPN option is best for Americans who are just abroad right now.

Want to learn more? We suggest ExpressVPN, a straightforward pick with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Take a look at our ExpressVPN review and read on to learn more about using VPNs.

How to watch the Big Ten tournament with a VPN

  • Sign up for a VPN if you don't already have one.

  • Install it on the device you're planning to watch the games on.

  • Turn it on and set it to a US location.

  • Sign up for one of the live TV streaming packages with a US form of payment.

  • Select the Big Ten Network and enjoy the game.

Note: The use of VPNs is illegal in certain countries, and using VPNs to access region-locked streaming content might constitute a breach of the terms of use for certain services. Insider does not endorse or condone the illegal use of VPNs.

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