Championship Week is upon us, and by Sunday, we’ll know the full field for the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. In the meantime, there are automatic bids to be clinched and bubble cases to be improved during Championship Week — the week almost every conference conducts their postseason tournaments.
The first round of the Big-12 Conference Tournament tips on Wednesday and it runs until the championship game on Saturday. The entire conference will be broadcast across the ESPN network. The first round will air on ESPNU, with the quarterfinals and semifinals available on ESPN or ESPN2. The Big-12 Championship game will air on ESPN.
If you aren’t around a TV to follow the tournament, you can stream it through WatchESPN. In order to live stream the tournament, a regular cable subscription login that includes ESPN will get you access. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for the live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the tournament.
Here’s what the full tournament schedule looks like, as well as what channel each game airs on.
Wednesday, March 10, First Round
Thursday, March 11, Quarterfinals
Game 3: No. 4 West Virginia vs. No. 5 Oklahoma State 11:30 a.m., ESPN or ESPN2
Game 4: No. 1 Baylor vs. Game 1 winner, 2:30 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Game 5: No. 2 Kansas vs. Game 2 winner, 6:30 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Game 6: No. 6 Texas Tech vs. No. 3 Texas, 9:30 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Friday, March 12: Semifinals
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 6:30 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 9:30 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Saturday, March 13: Championship game
Game 9: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 6:00 p.m. ESPN