How to Watch Arkansas vs Colgate Basketball Without Cable

Getty Arkansas Razorbacks guard Moses Moody.

The No. 3 seed Arkansas Razorbacks will meet the No. 14 seed Colgate Raiders in the first round of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The game starts at 12:45 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on TruTV. But if you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of Arkansas vs Colgate online:

(Note that with all of the following options, you’ll also be able to watch other NCAA tournament games, which are on TBS, TNT, TruTV or CBS)

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AT&T TV

AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” TBS, TNT, TruTV and CBS are all included in every package, but it’s worth noting for basketball fans that NBA League Pass is currently being offered at no extra cost in the “Choice” and above bundles, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

AT&T TV Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch Arkansas vs Colgate live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.

You can also watch the game via NCAA.com or the March Madness Live app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your AT&T TV credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours).


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of TBS, TNT and TruTV (CBS not included on Sling) and 45-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest streaming service with these channels, plus you can get $10 off your first month, and get Showtime, Starz, and Epix included for free:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Arkansas vs Colgate live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

You can also watch the game via NCAA.com or the March Madness Live app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Sling credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of TBS, TNT, TruTV, CBS and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Arkansas vs Colgate live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

You can also watch the game via NCAA.com or the March Madness Live app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


Arkansas vs Colgate Preview

The Razorbacks exited the SEC Tournament with a 78-71 loss to the LSU Tigers in the semifinals, falling to 22-6 on the year.

The team gathered at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch the NCAA Tournament selection show on Sunday, when they learned they’d secured the program’s best seed since 1995, when the Razorbacks captured a No. 2 seed.

“I think everybody is really excited,” Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman said, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “I’ve been a part of a lot of these, and every single one of them feels the same way when you see your name up there.

“I told (the team) before the show came on that, No. 1, what an honor it was to know that we were playing in this tournament. You can never, ever, ever as a player, as a coach, as an administrator, as a booster, as a former player, an alumni, as a fan, you can never take for granted how hard it is to get into this tournament. It’s really hard.”

March Madness fans should expect a shootout from Arkansas and Colgate: the Razorbacks score 82.4 points per game, good for seventh in the country; the 14-1 Raiders rank second at 86.3 points per game.

The Patriot League Tournament champions hit 3-pointers at a 40.2% clip, good for third nationally.

“We’ve got to come up with some drills to defend the three, we’ve got to keep their guards in front of us,” Musselman said, per the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “We can’t let them get to the hole. They’re an analytics team. They make threes, they make layups, so we look forward to the prep over the next few days.”

Patriot League player of the year Jordan Burns leads the Raiders’ offensive attack. The 6-foot senior guard averages 17 points, 5.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game, all team highs, and hits 42.2% of his long-range attempts.

The summer after playing varsity football and basketball as a high school freshman, as Burns told The Post-Standard in 2019, he met with his school’s newly hired football coach to explain his decision to focus solely on hoops, only to be met with discouragement.

“It would be a lot easier for you to get a D-I scholarship playing football,” the coach said, as Burns recalled. “You’re too small to play Division I basketball.”

The point guard added: “That kind of just made me want to prove him wrong. It gave me that fire of, ‘No, I’m really good and I know I’m really good.’ I work extremely hard and I knew that’s what was going to push me over the edge.”

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