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Mountaineers to now face Northern Iowa in opener

MORGANTOWN — With Texas A&M opting out of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic to be held next week in South Dakota due to COVID-19 concerns, West Virginia will now face Northern Iowa in its season opener.

The 15th-ranked Mountaineers and the Panthers will square off at 2 p.m. Wednesday. WVU defeated Northern Iowa, 60-55, in last year’s Cancun Challenge en route to winning the title.

Other quarterfinal matchups include St. Marys vs. Memphis, Creighton vs. South Dakota State and Utah State vs. Wichita State.

The championship game is set for 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 27.

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