How to Watch Michigan vs OSU Basketball Without Cable

Getty Michigan guard Zavier Simpson.

Michigan is looking for some revenge after a loss earlier this season to Ohio State as the two Big Ten rivals do battle on Saturday at Value City Arena.

The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on CBS.

If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of Michigan vs Ohio State on your computer, phone, Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, PS4, Smart TV, or other device via one of the following streaming services:

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Amazon Prime’s CBS Channel

If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber or you want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch a live stream of CBS via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Watch CBS on Amazon Prime

Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS Channel, you can then watch a live stream of Michigan vs Ohio State on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.

FuboTV

CBS (live in select markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of Michigan vs Ohio State on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.

Hulu With Live TV

CBS (live in select markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of Michigan vs Ohio State on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.

CBS All-Access

Like the Amazon Prime CBS channel, this is a good option if you simply want to watch CBS and not any other channels. This is ultimately the same as Amazon option, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead:

Start Your CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch a live stream of Michigan vs Ohio State on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or other streaming device via the CBS app.


Michigan vs Ohio State Preview

With Michigan and Ohio state tied in the Big Ten standings at 9-8, their matchup has some major postseason implications as the Wolverines try to even out the two-game season series.

The Buckeyes bested Michigan on Feb. 4 behind 23 points from Kaleb Wesson. It was somewhat of a controversial ending, with standout senior point guard Zavier Simpson being called for a flagrant foul in the final minute, swinging the momentum of the game.

“I didn’t see it. And I tried to ask for an explanation. It was being shown on the monitor, a replay right there near our bench,” Micigan head coach Juwan Howard said after the loss. “I started to look at it while I was talking to the referee, and he told the guy to shut it off immediately. I was like, ‘Wow, let me see what happened.’ He was explaining it to me. I couldn’t believe it.

“Being a former basketball player myself, I’m looking I’m like, ‘Well, if he’s going up and he’s falling, did he grab him to brace his fall?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘Well, I guess that means that he needed some help. He didn’t want to absorb the contact or the momentum of hitting the floor.’ And that was it. So at the end of the day, we have to respect their call that was made. Unfortunately, I didn’t see it.”

After the loss to the Buckeyes, Michigan won five games in a row before losing their most recent matchup to Wisconsin, 81-74. D’Mitrik Trice torched the Wolverines for 28 points. Howard had to make some lineup adjustments with starting shooting guard Eli Brooks out of the lineup. He’s expected to play against Ohio State.

“I wanted to make sure I did not have David (DeJulius) and Zavier (Simpson) in there at the same time starting because they’re our two primary ball handlers,” Howard said. “If both get one quick foul, then we’re in trouble. I tried to do my best to balance their minutes and stagger them in some type of way so if anyone got into foul trouble, I could always have one of our guys to quarterback our team and lead us and get us organized offensively.”

Ohio State’s last loss came to Iowa on the road, but bounced back from that with two good wins, most notably against Maryland.

“Obviously we feel good about the way we’re playing but in this league, it’s all about your next game and how you’re performing in that one,” Ohio State head coach Holtmann said. “We’ll need to play really well against a terrific Michigan team.”


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