How to watch Alabama vs. North Carolina basketball without cable from Mashable

Wondering how to watch the college basketball tournament? Here are your best options:
Most affordable

Paramount+ with Showtime
7-day free trial, then $11.99/month
Most channels

FuboTV Pro plan
7-day free trial, then $59.99 for the first month
(Save $20)

The Alabama Crimson Tide and North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball teams are scheduled to meet in a tournament game in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 28. The game is scheduled to start at 9:39 p.m. ET/8:39 p.m. CT. 

No. 4 seed Alabama enters the matchup 23-11 overall. Most recently, Alabama beat Grand Canyon 72-61 on Sunday in the second round of the tournament. Mark Sears led Alabama with 26 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists. 

No. 1 seed North Carolina comes into the matchup 29-7 overall. On Saturday, the UNC Tar Heels defeated Michigan State 85-69 in the tournament’s second round. RJ Davis scored 20 points to lead North Carolina.

Nate Oats is the Alabama men’s basketball head coach. Hubert Davis is the UNC Tar Heels men’s basketball head coach. 

UNC vs. Alabama basketball game time, network

The UNC Tar Heels vs. Alabama men’s basketball game is scheduled to be broadcast on CBS at 9:39 p.m. ET/8:39 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 28. CBS broadcasters for the game are scheduled to be Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Jim Jackson (analyst), and Allie LaForce (reporter). 

Whatever team wins this game advances to play on Saturday, March 30 in Los Angeles. 

Cable and satellite TV are no longer necessary for enjoying live sports. Consider live streaming options to watch Saturday’s game via services like Paramount+ and FuboTV.

Best streaming services for the Alabama vs. UNC basketball game

Watching college basketball requires a streaming service if you don’t have cable or satellite TV. For the Alabama vs. North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball game on Thursday, here are your top streaming options.

Most affordable: Paramount+

Credit: Paramount+

Paramount+ with Showtime
7-day free trial, then $11.99/month

If you want to watch the UNC Tar Heels vs. Alabama men’s basketball game on CBS, Paramount+ offers a solution.

New subscribers to Paramount+ get a seven-day free trial. Then for the Paramount+ plan that includes live streaming CBS, you need the Paramount+ with Showtime tier, which is $11.99/month. If you choose the annual plan, it is $119.99 for a year, saving about $1.99/month. 

For students, Paramount+ will give you a 25% discount.

Most channels: FuboTV

FuboTV Pro plan

Save $20.00
7-day free trial, then $59.99 for first month

With FuboTV, new subscribers can enjoy a seven-day free trial and more than 250 live TV channels, along with the ability to simultaneously stream on 10 devices. College sports fans who want access to CBS for matchups such as the North Carolina vs. Alabama men’s basketball game will want the FuboTV Pro tier, which is $59.99 for the first month and then has a rate of $79.99 per month.

FuboTV’s sports channel offerings include ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, Fox, FS1, FS2, Golf Network, Marquee Sports Network, Monumental Sports, NBC, NBCSN, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network, and SEC Network. 

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