Teams Announced for Newly Created Crossover Classic
The field of eight teams that will compete in the newly created Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic has been announced.
The field includes West Virginia, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Memphis, Creighton, Utah, Dayton and Wichita State.
The field has been announced for our season opening tournament – the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic in Sioux Falls, S.D.https://t.co/6YcKPJSkJD#HailWV #Crossover Classic pic.twitter.com/qG2QThAWGG
— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) October 14, 2020
This same field of teams was originally set to compete in the 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis, with one exception. Dayton replaces Duke, who was originally scheduled to appear in the field. The Battle 4 Atlantis was canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the event was subsequently moved and rebranded as the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic.
The Crossover Classic will be played at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The event will start on Nov. 25, the reported first day of the 2020-21 college basketball season. That first day of action will include matchups between WVU and Texas A&M, Ohio State and Memphis, Creighton and Utah and Dayton and Wichita State.
On Nov. 26, WVU will play either Ohio State or Memphis, depending on which teams win and lose on day one. The championship game will be held on Nov. 27.
This field could be one of the strongest in the country, with all eight teams finishing at least over .500 last season and six of the teams winning at least 20 games. As a whole, the field had a combined .692 winning percentage last season.
- WVU (21-10, 9-9- Big 12)
- Texas A&M (16-14, 10-8 SEC)
- Ohio State (21-10, 11-9 Big 10)
- Memphis (21-10, 10-8 C-USA)
- Creighton (24-7, 13-5 Big East)
- Utah (16-15, 7-11 Pac 12)
- Dayton (29-2, 18-0 A-10)
- Wichita State (23-8, 11-7 American)