NIT Tip-Off 2016: Schedule, Bracket, TV Channels & Live Stream

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Villanova, the 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off champion, ended up winning the national championship, and this year’s participants–namely No. 19 West Virginia and No. 25 Florida State–will be hoping to follow a similar path.

Here’s everything you need to watch all the action from the Barclays Center:

2016 NIT Season Tip-Off Schedule



Thursday, November 24

Temple vs. Florida State: 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN U

Illinois vs. West Virginia: 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN U

Friday, November 25

Temple/Florida St Loser vs. Illinois/West Virginia Loser: 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN U

Temple/Florida St Winner vs. Illinois/West Virginia Winner: 3 p.m. ET, ESPN 2

2016 NIT Season Tip-Off Live Stream Info

If You’re in the United States & Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In


Users can watch the games live via Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:

1) Click here to go to the Sling website

2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free”

3) Create an account

4) Select the channel package or packages you want. Sling Orange includes both ESPN and ESPN 2, while the Sports Extra add-on includes ESPN U.

5) Enter your payment information. Sling Orange costs $20 per month and the Sports Extra add-on costs $5 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

6) Download the app for your computer to start watching

Mobile & Other Streaming Devices

If you have a Sling TV subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch the games on mobile, tablets and other compatible devices via the Sling TV app, which is free to download in the following locations:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)


Xbox One

You can click here for a complete list of devices compatible with the Sling TV app.

If You’re in the United States or Mexico & Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In


If you have the log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN and ESPN U, you can watch the games for free at You’ll need a cable or satellite log-in and password to access the stream.

Mobile & Other Streaming Devices

A live stream of the games can be watched on the ESPN app, which is free to download at the following places:

App Store

Google Play store

Amazon App store

Windows Store


Xbox One

As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN to watch the stream.