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Report: Northern Iowa to Replace Texas A&M in WVU Basketball Opener

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CBS Sports and College Hoops Today reporter Jon Rothstein is reporting that Northern Iowa is set to replace Texas A&M in the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic field and will take on West Virginia to open the tournament.

The preseason No. 15 Mountaineers will now open their 2020-2021 season against Northern Iowa rather than the Aggies in the Crossover Classic on Nov. 25 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Tom Bragg covers WVU, Marshall, high schools and other sports for West Virginia Sports Now. Tom spent more than a decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia covering high school, college, youth and professional sports for newspapers in Huntington, Fairmont and Charleston before joining WVSN in 2020. Tom is a graduate of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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