GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

West Virginia 78, Virginia Commonwealth 66

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Derek Culver had 23 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 15 West Virginia beat VCU 78-66 in the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic semifinals. Culver was 8 of 14 from the field.

Sean McNeil added 16 points, and Oscar Tshiebwe had 11 points and 16 rebounds.

West Virginia missed its first 10 shots of the game. The Mountaineers still raced to a 13-0 lead over VCU.

Nah'Shon Hyland led the Rams (1-1) with 13 points.

VCU missed its first nine shots, finally scoring on a goaltending call midway through the first half. The Rams rallied with a full-court press and cut it to two with five minutes left in the half.

West Virginia had 21 turnovers.

West Virginia led by nine at the break. After the Rams cut it to three early in the second half, the Mountaineers opened a 16-point lead. Associated Press

November 26, 2020