XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Wednesday, November 20


Vance McCullough, the voice of @XFINITYSports, delivers his analysis of the five key games to watch online, paired with five Twitter follows to give you insider information on the matchup. Have a matchup that you’d like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.

1. Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks

Details: Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:00 PM ET - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: What happens when one of the league's best scorers goes up against the league's best defense? Wednesday night we'll find out as the Knicks Carmelo Anthony will try to put the ball in the basket against the Pacers suffocating defense - allowing only 86.3 ppg. The Pacers look like a title team early on and can thank the growth of fourth year SF, Paul George. While Carmelo is averaging 25.8 ppg, George is right behind him with 23.3 ppg. It's going to be a great matchup between two superstar small forwards in the Garden Wednesday night.

#5ToFollow Insider: Austin Croshere - @AustinCroshere

Croshere spent nine seasons with the Pacers and now covers the team for Fox Sports 1. Make sure to follow the pro during Wednesday night's game in the Garden.

Follow: @AustinCroshere

2. Northern Illinois vs. Toledo

Details: Wednesday, November 20 @ 8:00 PM ET - Glass Bowl - Toledo, OH

Watch Here: ESPN2 on XFINITY

Why Watch: NIU is looking to go to back-to-back BCS bowls for the first time ever, but they'll have to beat Toledo to get there. The Toledo Rockets will welcome the Huskies to the Glass Bowl with a tough running attack, which will play to Toledo's favor. Ball control and running the clock with an established ground game will be the key to their success, but it's not that easy. The Huskies are riding a 22-game regular season win streak and their QB, Jordan Lynch, can do it all. Lynch has thrown for 2,216 yards and 21 TDs, while rushing for 1,273 yards and 14 TDs. Will Lynch and the Huskies keep their undefeated season alive or will Toledo play spoiler to the top team in the MAC? Make sure you're streaming the #MACtion Wednesday night!

#5ToFollow Insider: Jeremy Guy - @JGuyMAC

He has #MACtion in his blood and in his tweets. Guy is the Director of Communications for the Mid-American Conference and will be tweeting away during Wednesday night's ESPN2 game.

Follow: @JGuyMAC

3. Iowa State vs. BYU

Details: Wednesday, November 20 @ 9:30 PM ET - Marriott Center - Provo, UT

Watch Here: ESPNU on XFINITY

Why Watch: The Cougars and Cyclones are both off to hot starts, but we shall see who is the better team when they tipoff Wednesday night in Provo. This game has a great matchup between two outstanding guards, DeAndre Kane and Tyler Haws. Iowa State's DeAndre Kane is a stat-stuffer, averaging 13.7 ppg 7.7 rpg and 5.7 apg - he's doing a bit of it all, but can he keep up with BYU's Tyler Haws? Haws is averaging a double-double (29.5 ppg and 10.5 rpg) and wants to lead BYU to their first win ever against the Cyclones (0-5 all time)! Before tipoff we'll have two undefeated teams, but after the final whistle only one will continue their season with a spotless record. Get your stream on with the #Cyclones and #BYU Wednesday night.

#5ToFollow Insider: Jason Shepherd - @kslshep

Shep is the BYU sports producer for KSL Radio in Salt Lake City, and one of the top sources of information for BYU Basketball. Make sure to follow Jason during the battle of the unbeatens Wednesday night.

Follow: @kslshep

4. Rutgers vs. UCF

Details: Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30 PM ET - BH Networks Stadium - Orlando, FL

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: It's been a season so, so close, yet so far for the Scarlet Knights, but all this could change Thursday night on ESPN. The Knights will travel to UCF for an AAC battle in Orlando, and attempt to put a spark into their season by upsetting UCF. Rutgers has played close games on the road and UCF has looked beatable, six of their last seven games (6-1 record) have been decided by a touchdown or less. I think Thursday night we could see an upset, and it could happen in Orlando. Maybe if the Knights pull off the upset they'll go to Disney World!

#5ToFollow Insider: ESPN College Football - @ESPNCFB

For the official hashtag of the game, the top stats on the field, and everything trending online, follow ESPN’s college football crew.

Follow: @ESPNCFB

5. Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets

Details: Thursday, November 21 @ 10:30 PM ET - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO

Watch Here: TNT-OT with XFINITY

Why Watch: This Bulls team is rounding into form. You can see the Tom Thibodeau fingerprint on their style of play, ranking fourth in the NBA in boards (45.9 rpg) and second in defense (89 pts allowed). They've won five in a row, but playing in Denver could bring their run to a halt. The Nuggets have the altitude to their advantage, the fast break attack (104.4 ppg), and are bangers in the paint with 46.7 rpg. This game will have two matchups to keep an eye on all night: D-Rose vs. Ty Lawson and Boozer vs. The Manimal Kenneth Faried. TNT's late game is worth staying up for and will look great on TV or the second-screen, so you've got no excuses for missing this game Thursday night!

#5ToFollow Insider: K.C. Johnson - @KCJHoop

K.C. Johnson covers the Chicago Bulls for the Windy City's own Chicago Tribune. A great follow for fans who want player info. and breaking news. Johnson is as quick on the keyboard as D-Rose is on the court, so be ready for the insights on the game Thursday night.

Follow: @KCJHoop

For more behind the scenes insights from the biggest sporting events and inside information on sports & social media, make sure to follow Vance McCullough, the XFINITY Sports Guy, @XFINITYSports.

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