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WVU Gets VCU on Thursday in Crossover Classic Semifinals



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Virginia Commonwealth beat Utah State 85-69 on Wednesday in the first round of the Crossover Classic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to set up a Thanksgiving semifinal clash with No. 15 West Virginia.

The Rams were led by 23 points from Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland while Vince Williams chipped in with 15 points and Keyshawn Curry finished with 10 points and a team high six rebounds.

WVU reached the Crossover Classic semifinals with a 79-71 win against South Dakota State on Wednesday.

Thursday’s game between the Mountaineers and VCU is scheduled to tip at 2:30 p.m. with ESPN handling the broadcast.

Here’s the full tournament bracket:

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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