What college basketball games are on ESPN Plus today (1/28/2023)? Schedule, subscription cost; is there a free trial?

The college basketball season is well underway and ESPN plus will be showing an array of small college, mid-major and some big-time non-conference mens and womens basketball games live on ESPN Plus during the 2022 college basketball season. ESPN+ is ESPN’s à-la-carte, low-cost sports streaming platform, and below you’ll find a look at every college basketball game available on the service today.

  • Sign up and start watching college basketball on ESPN+ now ($9.99/month, or $99.99/year)

What college basketball games are on ESPN+ on Saturday, January 28? (all times PT)

Men’s College Basketball Games

  • 9:00 AM UMBC vs. Vermont
  • 10:00 AM Stetson vs. Queens University
  • 10:00 AM Holy Cross vs. Army
  • 10:00 AM Bucknell vs. Loyola (MD)
  • 10:00 AM Western Carolina vs. VMI
  • 10:00 AM Mercer vs. The Citadel
  • 11:00 AM Radford vs. South Carolina Upstate
  • 11:00 AM UNC Asheville vs. Campbell
  • 11:00 AM Columbia vs. Dartmouth
  • 11:00 AM La Salle vs. Rhode Island
  • 11:00 AM George Washington vs. Fordham
  • 11:00 AM High Point vs. Gardner-Webb
  • 11:00 AM Lafayette vs. Colgate
  • 11:00 AM Brown vs. Cornell
  • 11:00 AM American University vs. Navy
  • 11:00 AM Harvard vs. Pennsylvania
  • 12:00 PM UAB vs. Rice
  • 12:00 PM SIU Edwardsville vs. Morehead State
  • 12:00 PM Texas State vs. Southern Miss
  • 12:00 PM Lindenwood vs. Tennessee State
  • 12:00 PM South Dakota State vs. Western Illinois
  • 1:00 PM Milwaukee vs. Northern Kentucky
  • 1:00 PM Jacksonville vs. Central Arkansas
  • 1:00 PM Chattanooga vs. East Tennessee State
  • 1:00 PM UC San Diego vs. UC Riverside
  • 1:00 PM UL Monroe vs. James Madison
  • 1:00 PM Northern Colorado vs. Northern Arizona
  • 1:00 PM Little Rock vs. Tennessee Tech
  • 1:00 PM Duquesne vs. UMass
  • 1:00 PM Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA
  • 1:00 PM Old Dominion vs. Coastal Carolina
  • 1:00 PM Troy vs. South Alabama
  • 1:00 PM New Mexico State vs. Utah Valley
  • 1:30 PM Southeast Missouri State vs. Eastern Illinois
  • 1:30 PM Arkansas State vs. Appalachian State
  • 1:30 PM Southern Indiana vs. UT Martin
  • 1:30 PM McNeese vs. Texas A&M-CC
  • 1:30 PM Lamar vs. Northwestern State
  • 2:00 PM Austin Peay vs. Jacksonville State
  • 2:00 PM Lipscomb vs. Kennesaw State
  • 2:00 PM Nicholls vs. Incarnate Word
  • 2:00 PM Idaho State vs. Idaho
  • 2:00 PM SE Louisiana vs. New Orleans
  • 2:00 PM Weber State vs. Eastern Washington
  • 2:30 PM Seattle U vs. Stephen F. Austin
  • 2:30 PM Houston Christian vs. Texas A&M Commerce
  • 3:00 PM NC Central vs. Howard
  • 3:00 PM North Florida vs. North Alabama
  • 3:00 PM UTEP vs. North Texas
  • 3:00 PM Charleston Southern vs. Longwood
  • 4:00 PM Georgia State vs. Marshall
  • 4:00 PM Bellarmine vs. Eastern Kentucky
  • 4:00 PM Florida Gulf Coast vs. Liberty
  • 4:00 PM Utah Tech vs. Abilene Christian
  • 4:00 PM Princeton vs. Yale
  • 4:00 PM Middle Tennessee vs. Florida International
  • 4:00 PM Green Bay vs. Wright State
  • 4:30 PM California Baptist vs. UT Rio Grande Valley
  • 5:00 PM Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana
  • 5:00 PM Grand Canyon vs. Tarleton
  • 6:00 PM CSU Northridge vs. UC Irvine
  • 7:00 PM Montana State vs. Sacramento State
  • 7:00 PM CSU Fullerton vs. Cal Poly
  • 7:00 PM Montana vs. Portland State
  • 9:00 PM CSU Bakersfield vs. Hawai’i

Women’s College Basketball Games

  • 10:00 AM Eastern Kentucky vs. Stetson
  • 10:00 AM Northern Kentucky vs. Youngstown State
  • 10:00 AM Wright State vs. Robert Morris
  • 10:00 AM Purdue Fort Wayne vs. Detroit Mercy
  • 10:00 AM SIU Edwardsville vs. Morehead State
  • 10:00 AM UNC Greensboro vs. East Tennessee State
  • 10:30 AM Dayton vs. George Washington
  • 11:00 AM Gardner-Webb vs. High Point
  • 11:00 AM Colgate vs. Lafayette
  • 11:00 AM Campbell vs. UNC Asheville
  • 11:00 AM SMU vs. Tulsa
  • 11:00 AM Canisius vs. Fairfield
  • 11:00 AM McNeese vs. Texas A&M-CC
  • 11:00 AM Yale vs. Princeton
  • 11:00 AM Southeast Missouri State vs. Eastern Illinois
  • 11:00 AM Southern Indiana vs. UT Martin
  • 11:00 AM St. Bonaventure vs. La Salle
  • 11:00 AM South Carolina Upstate vs. Radford
  • 11:00 AM Army vs. Holy Cross
  • 11:00 AM Little Rock vs. Tennessee Tech
  • 11:00 AM Furman vs. Mercer
  • 11:00 AM Wichita State vs. Cincinnati
  • 11:00 AM Central Arkansas vs. Kennesaw State
  • 11:00 AM Coastal Carolina vs. Old Dominion
  • 11:00 AM Longwood vs. Charleston Southern
  • 11:00 AM Drake vs. Missouri State
  • 11:00 AM Mount St. Mary’s vs. Niagara
  • 11:00 AM Lamar vs. Northwestern State
  • 11:00 AM Dartmouth vs. Columbia
  • 11:00 AM UCF vs. Temple
  • 11:00 AM Florida International vs. #23 Middle Tennessee
  • 11:00 AM Cleveland State vs. Oakland
  • 11:00 AM West Virginia vs. TCU
  • 11:00 AM Western Carolina vs. Chattanooga
  • 11:00 AM Louisiana vs. Appalachian State
  • 11:00 AM Jacksonville vs. North Florida
  • 11:00 AM Pennsylvania vs. Harvard
  • 11:00 AM Loyola (MD) vs. Bucknell
  • 11:00 AM Presbyterian vs. Winthrop
  • 11:00 AM IUPUI vs. Milwaukee
  • 11:00 AM Navy vs. American University
  • 11:00 AM James Madison vs. Georgia State
  • 11:45 AM North Alabama vs. Jacksonville State
  • 12:00 PM Wofford vs. Samford
  • 12:00 PM Nicholls vs. Incarnate Word
  • 12:00 PM SE Louisiana vs. New Orleans
  • 12:00 PM Sacramento State vs. Montana State
  • 12:00 PM Davidson vs. George Mason
  • 12:00 PM Cornell vs. Brown
  • 12:00 PM Houston Christian vs. Texas A&M Commerce
  • 12:00 PM Idaho vs. Idaho State
  • 12:00 PM California Baptist vs. Stephen F. Austin
  • 12:00 PM UT Rio Grande Valley vs. Sam Houston
  • 12:00 PM Eastern Washington vs. Weber State
  • 12:00 PM Baylor vs. Texas Tech
  • 12:00 PM Marshall vs. Arkansas State
  • 12:00 PM Liberty vs. Lipscomb
  • 12:00 PM South Alabama vs. UL Monroe
  • 12:00 PM South Florida vs. Memphis
  • 1:00 PM Tarleton vs. Southern Utah
  • 1:00 PM #14 Oklahoma vs. #18 Iowa State
  • 1:00 PM Abilene Christian vs. Grand Canyon
  • 1:00 PM Queens University vs. Austin Peay
  • 1:00 PM Portland State vs. Montana
  • 1:00 PM Seattle U vs. Utah Tech
  • 1:00 PM Lehigh vs. Boston University
  • 2:00 PM Southern Miss vs. Texas State
  • 2:00 PM Georgia Southern vs. Troy
  • 2:00 PM UC Irvine vs. CSU Northridge
  • 2:00 PM Hawai’i vs. CSU Bakersfield
  • 2:00 PM UC Riverside vs. UC San Diego
  • 2:00 PM Long Beach State vs. UC Davis
  • 3:00 PM Northern Arizona vs. Northern Colorado
  • 4:00 PM Bellarmine vs. Florida Gulf Coast
  • 5:00 PM Fordham vs. Saint Louis
  • 6:00 PM Cal Poly vs. CSU Fullerton

What is ESPN Plus?

Now, you may have questions about what the service is, what TV channel you can find it on, what it costs and what a subscription to ESPN+ includes. We hope this guide answers some of those questions for college basketball fans and gives readers a better idea of what the service offers viewers that is worth shelling out more hard-earned money on another streaming service subscription. Whether you’re a basketball fanatic looking to supplement your current local and national sports cable offerings, or just a casual fan that needs help watching that one game or event you can’t miss, ESPN+ has a ton to offer at a very fair price.

What is ESPN Plus and why should college basketball fans sign up?

ESPN Plus is a live sports streaming service available from ESPN, but it isn’t made available through your local cable provider. ESPN Plus is NOT a TV channel and is not available on cable and satellite packages from companies like Comcast/Xfinity, Verizon, Frontier and DirecTV. ESPN Plus is not included on those services because the service is a direct-to-consumer platform, which helps keep the cost low and available to everyone despite their location.

What games and teams will be available to watch on ESPN+ this season?

ESPN+ won’t have the biggest nationally broadcast games, but it will have a huge selection of college basketball games to watch from Monday through Sunday each week during the 2022 college basketball season. ESPN Plus essentially broadcasts all games that aren’t big enough, or don’t make the list of ESPN’s main networks for broadcast. For example, there are tons of non-conference games this season featuring SEC and Big 12 teams like Auburn, Baylor, Kentucky and more. If you are a fan of a smaller team, programs like Harvard, Yale and other Ivy League schools are featured each week on the service. ESPN Plus also has the rights to broadcast several other mid-major college basketball leagues and teams. This includes teams from leagues like the America East, MEAC, Atlantic 10, Patriot League, Conference USA, the Sun Belt, SWAC, the MAC and so many more. If your team is a mid-major, there’s a good chance ESPN+ will be broadcasting their games.

While ESPN Plus does give you access to a vast selection of live games from pro and college sports, the service will not give you access to live sports and programs being broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, ESPN Classic and ESPN News. To watch those channels, you will still need cable, satellite or a live TV streaming service provider login.

What else comes with ESPN Plus access? What sports does it include?

ESPN Plus is great if you like watching a lot of live college sports, which includes smaller events like volleyball, gymnastics, soccer and more. But that’s not all they offer. What makes ESPN Plus so worth the affordable pricetag is that they offer so much outside of that. ESPN Plus offers weekly UFC and other mixed martial arts events as well as a bevy of professional soccer offerings including Italian Serie A league matches, German Bundesliga matches, English FA Cup games and other tournament matches as well as regular live streaming of Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball games, NHL hockey and a lot more. ESPN Plus is essentially an on demand sports streaming service that broadcasts live games and events from essentially everything ESPN can’t fit onto their regular channels due to schedule conflicts. ESPN Plus also has a growing list of original shows and programs that are exclusive to the ESPN+ platform like documentaries, athlete profiles, original shows and more.

A subscription to ESPN+ also gives you free access to ESPN Insider on the ESPN website, which includes exclusive content and stories that you wouldn’t get without that account.

How much does ESPN Plus cost? Is there a free trial?

Unfortunately, ESPN Plus does not offer a free trail period. However, it is cheap to try out. ESPN Plus costs $9.99 a month (you can cancel at any time, so if you wanted to sign up to watch just one game or event, you’d only be charged for one month). You can also purchase the service at a slight discount if you buy a year-long subscription for $99.99. So, for under $10 you can try it out for a month and see if it works for you, or just wait until the platform has something you want to watch and give it a shot then.

  • Try it out: Get access and start watching ESPN+ now for under $10

Can I get ESPN Plus on my TV, or is it just on phones on computers?

ESPN Plus is not a TV channel, so you will have to access it through the ESPN app. If you have a smart TV that is hooked up to wifi, or connected to the internet with an ethernet cable, you should have no problem downloading the ESPN app. If you don’t have a smart TV, but do have a streaming device, you can get ESPN Plus by adding the app to any of the following streaming devices that you currently use to watch TV and movies:

  • Apple TV
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Xbox One or Xbox Series X
  • Playstation 4 or 5

You can also watch ESPN Plus by using the app on your desktop computer, or with your internet browser by visiting plus.espn.com.

Bottom line: Is ESPN Plus worth the money?

What makes ESPN Plus so attractive to cable subscribers and cord-cutters alike is the ease with which a customer can tailor the service to meet their needs. For example, If you are a college basketball fan who never tires of watching the game, you’ll have countless options to watch on college basketball Saturdays through the fall and can cancel the service once the season ends with no penalty. On the other hand, if you’re a soccer fan just looking to watch a particular game that is not available through your local provider, ESPN Plus often carries a lot of high-profile matches. If the match is available on the service, you can sign up for a month for under $10 to watch the game and still get access to the platform for the rest of the month until your login expires. Either way, you only had to pay $10 to watch your team play instead of having to go through the rigamarole of finding a bootleg live stream on some sketchy website rife with pesky popup ads.

If you are a mixed martial arts fan, ESPN+ is a must-have streaming service. With a subscription, you get access to every UFC Fight Night event, which are usually hosted weekly with rising stars of the MMA world facing off. For major UFC events, like Conor McGregor fights or division title belt fights, having an annual subscription ($99.99/year) gives you a discount on the pay-per-view cost of each event. Without a subscription, those events usually cost upwards of $85 to purchase. If you already have an ESPN+ subscription, you are able to purchase these big time pay-per-view UFC fight events at a discount, usually about $20 off the list price.

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• How to watch college basketball on ESPN+: What does it cost and include?

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