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How to Watch Big Ten Tournament 2022 Online for Free

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Getty Brad Davison and the top-seeded Wisconsin Badgers face a stacked field in the Big Ten tournament.

A wide-open Big Ten tournament tips off on Wednesday, March 9, in Indianapolis and runs through Sunday, March 13.

The first-round games, second-round games and quarterfinals will be televised on Big Ten Network, and the semifinals and championship will be on CBS. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of every 2022 Big Ten Tournament game online for free:

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Every Game: FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network, the BTN alternates (an overflow channel for when multiple games on BTN overlap), CBS and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2022 Big Ten Tournament live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.


BTN Games Only: Vidgo

Note: No CBS included

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 90+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch the 2022 Big Ten Tournament live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.


CBS Games Only: Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of their local CBS station via the Prime Paramount+ channel (“Premium” plan). You can try Amazon Prime and the Paramount+ Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:

Prime Paramount+ Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime Paramount+ Channel, you can watch the 2022 Big Ten Tournament live on the Amazon Video app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, various smart TV’s, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


BTN Games Only: Sling TV

Note: No CBS included

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 50-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue + Sports Extra” bundle, which comes with a free three-day trial:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the 2022 Big Ten Tournament live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.


CBS Games Only: Paramount+

This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on Paramount’s digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. You can watch your local CBS channel live via Paramount+ (“Premium” plan), which comes with a free trial:

Paramount+ Free Trial

Once signed up for Paramount+, you can watch the 2022 Big Ten Tournament live on the Paramount+ app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch on your computer via the Paramount+ website.


Big Ten Tournament 2022 Preview

Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell’s sentiment may say it all.

“I think it’ll be the most exciting Big Ten Tournament,” Pikiell said according to Chris Iseman of the Asbury Park Press. “Anybody can win this thing. Including Rutgers.”

The fourth-seeded Scarlet Knights (18-12) beat many of the top teams in the Big Ten this season. That list includes No. 1 seed Illinois (22-8), No. 2 seed Wisconsin (24-6), No. 5 seed Iowa (22-9), and No. 6 seed Ohio State (19-10).

It’s not just Rutgers that tangled with the top teams. Parity permeated the Big Ten this season as no team made it through the conference slate with fewer than five losses.

The Big Ten bracket features four top 25 teams and another four with 18 or more wins plus a 17-13 Michigan team that started the season ranked sixth. Bottom seeds Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, and Penn State all have at least one regular season win over a top-four seed in the tournament.

“We definitely haven’t thrown in the towel,” Minnesota senior guard Payton Willis said according to Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press. “We know we can compete with anybody in the conference, and it just comes down to us playing a full 40 minutes. We are going to go out there expecting to win.”

Fourteenth-seeded Minnesota (13-16) opens tournament play against No. 11 seed Penn State (12-16) on Wednesday night in the second game. Twelfth seed Northwestern (14-15) faces No. 13 seed Nebraska (10-21) the first tournament game on Wednesday.

No one can overlook last-place Nebraska. The Cornhuskers ended the regular season on a tear with wins over then-No. 23 Ohio State (19-10) and No. 12 Wisconsin in the final week of the regular season.


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“Why not us?” Nebraska junior forward Derrick Walker said according to The World-Herald’s Lily Smith. “We’ve been shocking the world [with] the way we’re playing, and I think a lot of teams are scared to play us now. So why not us? Who’s to say we can’t go to the Big Ten [tournament] and make a statement?”

Top teams in the Big Ten need to make statements for NCAA tournament seeding. Wisconsin and No. 9 Purdue (25-6) have shots at a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance as top-three seed projections at the moment per ESPN’s bracketologist Joe Lunardi. Sixteenth-ranked Illinois (22-8), No. 24 Iowa (22-9), and Ohio State could grab a top-four seed as Lunardi has those four projected in the fourth-sixth seed range.

Michigan, Rutgers, and Indiana (18-12) enter the Big Ten tournament on the NCAA bubble per Lunardi. Indiana is considered “the first team” out by Lunardi.

He projects eight teams from the Big Ten making the Big Dance but only lists six teams as locks, which includes Michigan State (20-11). If another two — or more — join those six schools in the Big Dance, it will hinge on how they do in a Big Ten tournament that’s up for grabs.

As Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo put it to the media via the Detroit Free Press, there’s no room for “my bads” anymore.

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