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. Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s|
Details: Monday, March 10 @ 9:00 PM ET – Thomas and Mack Center – Las Vegas, NV
Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY
Why Watch? The Zags and Gaels tip-off in the West Coast Conf. semifinals Monday night, both inching closer to the big dance. It looks like both teams will be in the field of 64, but seeding is at stake. Will the Zags extend their season and secure their spot in the WCC Championship Game or is it time for Saint Mary’s to return to the spotlight? These two teams have won the conference the past five years (Gonzaga 3 titles, Saint Mary’s 2) so this is going to be a ‘ship style atmosphere you don’t want to miss!
#5ToFollow Insider: Dan Wolken
Wolken is a writer for USA Today, and is all focused on March Madness. He believes in the #ZAGS and thinks they’ll pull this one out, is he right? Follow along for instant analysis of the WCC semis.
|2. Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal|
Details: Tuesday, March 11 @ 3:45 PM ET – Allianz Arena – Munich, Germany
Watch Here: FOX Sports 1 on XFINITY
Why Watch? The tall task rests on the shoulders of Arsene Wenger and his starting 11. Arsenal will have to overcome a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Champions League match with Bayern, and do so in the Allianz! Arsenal believes in their chances and will bring a sense of urgency to their play on the pitch Tuesday. Bayern will look to close the door on the round of 16, and with the padding of a two-goal advantage, it might be easy to do so at home. Tweet me your pick before they kickoff on FS1 – are you taking the upset or sticking by Bayern?
#5ToFollow Insider: Warren Barton
Barton is all aboard with Bayern. He’s called them the benchmark, and thinks we will see a Bayern Munich – Real Madrid final. Let’s see if they can hold off Arsenal, and Barton will bring his best analysis of the pitch to Twitter during Tuesday’s big match on FS1.
|3. Milwaukee vs. Wright State|
Details: Tuesday, March 11 @ 7:00 PM ET – MassMutual Center – Asheville, NC
Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY
Why Watch? With the Horizon title up for grabs, the Wright State Raiders and Milwaukee Panthers will take the floor Tuesday night. The Panthers enter the Championship Game on a hot streak, winning four straight and looking to win their fourth conference tournament in school history. Wright State enters the biggest game of their season as the preseason favorites, as many picked the Raiders to claim the Horizon title. These two split their matchups in regular season conference play, with the home team winning each contest. Neutral court, a chance to go to the dance, this is going to be epic!
#5ToFollow Insider: Adam Coppinger
Coppinger is a content producer for the Horizon League Network and will keeps his eyes peeled on the conferences conclusion Tuesday night.
|4. Mount St. Mary’s vs. Robert Morris|
Details: Tuesday, March 11 @ 7:00 PM ET – Sewall Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Watch Here: ESPN2 on XFINITY
Why Watch? Have you found your Cinderella team for this season’s March Madness? If you haven’t, you might need to take a look at Mount St. Mary’s. The Mountaineers have picked up their play in the NEC Tournament; squeaking out wins in the final moments of each round, and matching wits with the top team – Robert Morris! The Colonials have won their second straight regular season title, have the best record in the NEC (14-2 conference, 21-12 overall), and will look to clinch a conf. tourney title for the first time since 2010. Will David defeat Goliath or will the top team claim their throne? It’s #ChampWeek and this is just the beginning!
#5ToFollow Insider: Chris Shovlin
The voice of Robert Morris is going to take you behind the scenes of the title game! Get a look at the game from the voice of the #ColonialPride.
|5. Capitals vs. Penguins|
Details: Tuesday, March 11 @ 7:30 PM ET – CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Watch: NBCSN on XFINITY
Why Watch? You don’t normally see back-to-backs, with teams switching home-ice, but that’s what we’re getting with two of the best on NHL ice. The Caps and Alexander Ovechkin will be out for revenge as they dropped Monday night’s clash with the Pens 3-2 in DC. The Pens are on an impressive run, defeating the Ducks on the road, and most recently Ovi and the Caps. Will Crosby and crew be ready to repeat, or will the Caps make the necessary adjustments to take one on the road in Pittsburgh?
#5ToFollow Insider: NBC Pro Hockey Talk
The NBC Sports NHL blog account will have all the stats, updates, and insights to the rematch – #CapsPens Tuesday night.