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How to watch the 2021 American Conference tournament via live stream and with a free trial

The 2021 AAC gets underway on Thursday. We go over how to livestream the week’s events leading up to the crowning of a champ on Sunday afternoon.

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American Athletic Conference logo on the court before the game between the Tulane Green Wave and the Cincinnati Bearcats at Devlin Fieldhouse. Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Championship Week will be close to an end when the penultimate game of the college basketball regular season tips off for the American Conference Championship on Sunday, March 14th. Just a few hours later we’ll know the full bracket of 68 teams looking to cut down the nets in Indianapolis on April 5th.

But before Sunday, bids to be clinched and bubble cases to be improved as conference tournaments work their way toward crowning a champion.

The American Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament begins Thursday, March 10 at Dickie’s Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The first round on March 11 will take place on ESPNU, the quarterfinals Friday, March 11 and semifinals on Saturday, March 12 will be split between ESPN2 and ESPNU, and the championship game will be on Saturday, March 13 ESPN.

If you aren’t around a TV or don’t have access to cable to follow the tournament, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it. From there you can watch on the WatchESPN.com website, or use the ESPN app.

Here’s what the full tournament schedule looks like, as well as what channel each game airs on.

Thursday, March 11 Opening Round

Game 1: No. 9 Temple vs. No. 8 USF - 12 p.m. ESPNU
Game 2: No. 10 Tulane vs. No. 7 Tulsa - 3 p.m. ESPNU
Game 3 - No. 11 East Carolina vs. No. 6 UCF - 7 p.m. ESPNU

Friday, March 12 Quarterfinals

Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. No. 1 Wichita State - Noon ESPN2
Game 5: No. 5 Cincinnati vs. No. 4 SMU - 3 p.m. ESPN2
Game 6: Winner of Game 2 vs. No. 2 Houston - 7 p.m. ESPNU
Game 7: Winner of Game 3 vs. No. 3 Memphis - 10 p.m. ESPNU

Semifinals - Saturday, March 13

Game 8: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 - 3:00 p.m. ESPN2
Game 9: Winner of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 7 - 5:30 p.m. ESPN2

Final - Sunday, March 14

Game 10: Winner of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 9 - 3:15 p.m. ET ESPN