Cincinnati vs Houston Basketball Live Stream: How to Watch Online Free

Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The seventh-ranked Houston Cougars (23-3, 14-3) and the Cincinnati Bearcats (12-10, 8-6) will meet in the American Athletic Conference tournament championship game for the third consecutive time on Sunday.

The game starts at 3:15 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. But if you don’t have cable, here are several different ways you can watch a live stream of Cincinnati vs Houston online for free:

Note: Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this page

FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Cincinnati vs Houston live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

You can also watch the game live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your Fubo credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space.


AT&T TV

AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ESPN is included in every package, but the “Choice” and above bundles come with NBA League Pass (the best perk of any streaming service right now), and you can pick any package and any add-on you want for 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 Cincinnati vs Houston 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 live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV 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).


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN 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 Cincinnati vs Houston live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, 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 live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV 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).


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which you can try with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Cincinnati vs Houston live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch the game on your computer via the Vidgo website.

You can also watch the games live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your Vidgo credentials to do that.


Cincinnati vs Houston AAC Championship Preview

The Houston Cougars and Cincinnati Bearcats have grown accustomed to seeing each other this time of year. The two conference foes will meet for the third consecutive time in the American Athletic Conference tournament final on Sunday afternoon in Fort Worth, Texas.

Houston finished second in conference play and is a lock to play in the NCAA Tournament. Cincinnati will need to defeat the Cougars on Sunday in order to secure an automatic berth into the big dance.

For the second time in a week, Houston was pushed to the limit by the Memphis Tigers in the semifinals on Saturday. The Cougars watched their 12-point halftime lead evaporate in the second half but held on for a 76-74 win to advance to Sunday’s final.

The seventh-ranked team in the country was led by Quentin Grimes who scored 21 points and connected on five 3-pointers. Marcus Sasser added 14 points and DeJon Jarreau netted 11 points for Houston.

The Cougars wrapped up their regular season in dramatic fashion last week when Tramon Mark banked in a buzzer-beating three-pointer to beat Memphis, 67-64.

Houston will be looking to take home their first conference tournament title since 2010 when they won the Conference USA tournament championship.

Cincinnati will be vying for their third consecutive AAC tournament title and be playing in their fourth straight AAC tournament final. Last season’s tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bearcats kept their hopes of playing in the NCAA Tournament alive on Saturday, as they outlasted the regular-season champion Wichita State Shockers in the semifinals, 60-59.

Cincinnati was paced by freshman Mason Madsen, who scored ten points (the only Bearcat to produce double-figures). Cincinnati’s leading scorer Keith Williams scored nine of the team’s first 16 points, but left the game late in the first half and did not return. There were no updates provided following the game on Williams’ status.

The Bearcats had nine turnovers in the second half and survived a long 3-point attempt in the final seconds that would have given Wichita State the lead.

The Bearcats are 9-3 since returning to the court after a 25-day layoff due to COVID-19 issues.

Houston won the only meeting between the two teams this season on Feb. 21 in blow-out fashion, 90-52. The Cougars are currently projected as a three seed in Joe Lunardi’s ESPN Bracketology.


Disclaimer: Heavy Inc. has affiliate relationships with various streaming content providers and may receive a commission if you sign up for a service via a link on this page.