Kansas vs Villanova live stream: how to watch March Madness Final Four

hristian Braun #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks the ball
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It's been a wild ride but March Madness is down to the Final Four. Saturday's first knockout match – Kansas vs Villanova – tips off at 6.09pm ET on Saturday, 2nd April. No.1 seed Kansas are -4.5 favourites to make it to the NCAA national championship final on Monday. Fans in the US can watch a Kansas vs Villanova live stream with a Sling discount (opens in new tab). Scroll down for details.

Kansas vs Villanova live stream

Date: Sat 2nd April 2022

Location: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans

US streams: Sling TV ($10 off) (opens in new tab) / FuboTV (free trial) (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

UK streams: ESPN Player | BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab)

Australia stream: Kayo Sports (opens in new tab)

After dominating Miami 75-50 in the Elite Eight, No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks made it through to the coveted Final Four. Can they beat No. 2 Villanova Wildcats, who advanced with a narrow 50–44 victory over Houston? 

The Midwest vs Big East is shaping up to be a special showdown. Villanova might be without second leading scorer guard Justin Moore, who was injured in the Elite Eight, but they have a 30-7 record after winning the South Region. They're also 14-1 in the last 15 games, having despatched the likes of Michigan on their run to the Final Four.

Kansas have an overall record of 32-6 and are on an impressive nine-game streak of their own. Saturday's match against the Wildcats will be the fourth time coach Bill Self has led the Jayhawks to the Final Four.

Who will make it to the final of the 'big dance' on Monday 4th April? US fans can watch a Kanas vs Villanova live stream with a Sling TV $10 discount (opens in new tab). We'll show you how below...

How to watch Kansas vs Villanova in the US

TBS has the rights to the Final Four and Monday's national championship game. Cord-cutters can stream TBS via Sling TV.

Subscription to Sling TV Blue (which covers TBS) costs $35 a month, but new users can get $10 off their first month of the service (opens in new tab). Score!

Sling TV  save $10 now for March Madness Final Four (opens in new tab)

Sling TV save $10 now for March Madness Final Four (opens in new tab)
Catch the NCAA college basketball and much more with discount on the Sling TV Blue package. It's $35 a month thereafter should you choose to continue. No contract. Cancel at any time.

Other options include the FuboTV free tria (opens in new tab)l ($65 a month thereafter), Hulu+ Live ($65 a month) and DirecTV ($70 a month).

Outside the States? Remember: US nationals will need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access Sling when travelling overseas. Details below...

Watch Kansas vs Villanova from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Kansas vs Villanova rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
ExpressVPN hits it for six with a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – it's easier than you think.

How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Kansas vs Villanova you may wish to choose 'USA' for Sling TV.

3. Then head over to Sling TV (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the Kansas vs Villanova live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

Watch a Kansas vs Villanova live stream in the UK

ESPN Player has you covered for all of this year's NCAA men's basketball games, including Kansas vs Villanova. The sports giant's international-only streaming service costs £9.99 a month but new users get a free 7-day trial.

BT Sport also has you covered. Not a BT subscriber? Try BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab).

For just £25 a month, the monthly pass lets you watch March Madness live, via an app, without tying you into a lengthy contract.

BT Sport Monthly Pass: March Madness for £25 a month (opens in new tab)

BT Sport Monthly Pass: March Madness for £25 a month (opens in new tab)
This UK-only pass gets you full access to all the BT Sport channels for a simple monthly fee. Enjoy March Madness, English Premier League football and much more on through the BT Sport app on smart TVs, mobiles, tablets, consoles, Chromecast or the BT Sport website. No contract, no fuss.

Watch a Kansas vs Villanova live stream in Australia

Kansas vs Villanova live stream: how to watch March Madness Final Four free online

(Image credit: Kayo)

Hoops fans in Oz can catch all the Final Four action – including Kansas vs Villanova – on Foxtel. Another, cheaper option is Kayo (opens in new tab), Australia's top sports streaming service.

Kayo is offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial (opens in new tab). After that, membership costs from $25 a month.

Kayo is only available within Australia but you can access your Kayo account from overseas using a VPN (opens in new tab). Details just above.

Kansas vs Villanova live stream in Canada

College basketball fans in Canada can watch Kansas vs Villanova on TSN and TSN Direct. TSN's streaming service costs $7.99 for 24 hours access, $19.99 for the month or $99.95 for six months (prices quoted are before tax). 

Again, you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch TSN Direct when travelling outside of Canada.

March Madness 2022: dates, schedule & TV channels

Kansas vs Villanova live stream: how to watch March Madness Final Four free online

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•             First Four: March 15-16 (TruTV)                     

•             First round: March 17-18 ( CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV)

•             Second round: March 19-20 ( CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV)

•             Sweet 16: March 24-25 (TBS and CBS)

•             Elite Eight: March 26-27 (TBS and CBS)

•             Final Four: April 2 (TBS)

•             NCAA championship game: April 4 (TBS)

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