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How to watch the 2021 Big Ten tournament via live stream and with a free trial

The 2021 Big Ten Tournament gets underway on Wednesday. We go over how to live stream the week’s events leading up to the crowning of a champ on Sunday.

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Chaundee Brown #15 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates his teams Big Ten championship after defeating the Michigan State Spartans 69-50 at Crisler Arena on March 04, 2021 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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 Big Ten Conference Tournament will be broadcast between the Big Ten Network and CBS. The first round tips on Wednesday and it runs until the championship game on Sunday. The Big Ten Network will air the first three days of the tournament, while CBS will air the semifinals and championship game.

If you aren’t around a TV to follow the tournament, you can stream it through or with Paramount+. For the first three days of the tournament, you’ll need a specific subscription for the Big Ten Network. For the semifinals and championship game, a regular cable subscription that includes CBS will get you access. If you don’t have a cable login to CBS 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. You can also access through Paramount+ subscription, which has a one-month free trial available here.

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

Wednesday, March 10

Game 1: No. 12 Northwestern vs. No. 13 Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
Game 2: No. 11 Penn State vs. No. 14 Nebraska, 25 min. after Game 1, Big Ten Network

Thursday, March 11

Game 3: No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 9 Maryland, 11:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
Game 4: No. 5 Ohio State vs. Winner of Game 1, 25 min. after Game 3, Big Ten Network
Game 5: No. 7 Rutgers vs. No. 10 Indiana, 6:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
Game 6: No. 6 Wisconsin vs. Winner of Game 2, 25 min after Game 5 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

Friday, March 12

Quarterfinal 1: No. 1 Michigan vs. Winner of game 3, 11:30 a.m. ET, Big Ten Network
Quarterfinal 2: No. 4 Purdue vs. Winner of game 4, 25 min. after Quarterfinal 1, Big Ten Network
Quarterfinal 3: No. 2 Illinois vs. Winner of game 5, 6:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
Quarterfinal 4: No. 3 Iowa vs. Winner of game 6, 25 min. after Quarterfinal 3, Big Ten Network

Saturday, March 13

Semifinal 1: Winner of Quarterfinal 1 vs. Winner of Quarterfinal 2, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Semifinal 2: Winner of Quarterfinal 3 vs. Winner of Quarterfinal 4, 25 min. after Semifinal 1, CBS

Sunday, March 14

Championship: Winner of Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS