How to watch Illinois vs. Duquesne basketball without cable from Mashable

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Wondering how to watch the college basketball tournament? Here are your best options:
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Sling TV Blue Plan
$15 for the first month, then $40/month
(save $25)
Most affordable

Max With Ads
$9.99/month

The Duquesne Dukes and Illinois Fighting Illini men’s basketball teams are scheduled to meet in a postseason tournament game at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday, March 23. The game is scheduled to start at 8:40 p.m. ET/7:40 p.m. CT. 

The No. 11-seeded Duquesne Dukes enter the contest 25-11 overall. Most recently, Duquesne beat No. 6-seeded BYU 71-67 on Thursday to start the tournament. Dae Dae Grant led Duquesne with 19 points, three rebounds and two assists vs. BYU. 

No. 3-seeded Illinois comes into the matchup 27-8 overall. On Thursday, the Fighting Illini defeated Morehead State 85-69 in the tournament’s first round.  Marcus Domask had a triple-double for Illinois with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Keith Dambrot is the Duquesne Dukes men’s basketball head coach. Brad Underwood is the Illinois Fighting Illini men’s basketball head coach. 

Illinois vs. Duquesne basketball game time, network

The Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Duquesne Dukes men’s basketball game is scheduled to be broadcast on TNT at 8:40 p.m. ET/7:40 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 23. TNT broadcasters for the game are scheduled to be Tom McCarthy (play-by-play), Deb Antonelli (analyst), Avery Johnson (analyst), and AJ Ross (reporter). 

The winner advances to play on Thursday, March 28 in Boston. 

If you don’t have cable or satellite TV, online live-streaming platforms like Sling TV and Max offer a viewing experience that caters to the demand for convenience and quality in sports broadcasting.

Best streaming services for the Duquesne vs. Illinois basketball game 

So you’re eager to witness the Duquesne Dukes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini men’s basketball tournament game. Here are your best streaming options. 

Most affordable: Sling TV


Sling Blue Plan
$15.00

$40.00
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If you want to watch the Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Duquesne Dukes game on TNT via Sling TV, you’ll need either the Orange Plan or the Blue Plan. Both the Orange and Blue plans start at $15 for the first month and then increase to $40 per month subsequently, and they both also come with 50 hours of free DVR storage. 

TNT is one of 26 channels included on both the Orange and Blue plans. There are six channels exclusive to the Orange Plan, including ESPN and ESPN2. There are 14 channels exclusive to the Blue Plan, and those include FS1, NFL Network, and TruTV. Another difference between the Orange and Blue plans is that you can only stream on one device with the Orange Plan, and the Blue Plan allows streaming on three devices at once.

In higher-priced plans, Sling TV’s sports channel offerings include ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network, TBS, and TruTV. 

Most affordable: Max

Max is lacing up its sneakers this March to dive into the madness of men’s college basketball. There are three tiered Max packages, each with the B/R Sports Add-On included. Part of the B/R Sports Add-On is live streaming sports from TBS, TNT and TruTV. 

The cheapest package is Max With Ads, which is $9.99 per month. It allows streaming on two devices. You can save 42% by paying for one year upfront at $69.99. 

The second package is Max Ad-Free, and that is $15.99 per month. If you’re mainly getting Max for sports, there isn’t much difference between Max With Ads and Max Ad-Free since sports will still include ads. If you pay one year upfront, you save 45% on Max Ad-Free at $104.99. 

Max Ultimate Ad-Free is the third package, and it is $19.99 per month. It also upgrades to allow streaming on four devices at once. Plus, it has 4K Ultra HD capability. The one-year price for Max Ultimate Ad-Free is $139.99. 

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