SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Vince Williams Jr. scored 15 points, KeShawn Curry added 12, and VCU beat cold-shooting Memphis 70-59 on Friday night to finish third at the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic.
West Virginia missed its first 10 shots of the game. The Mountaineers still raced to a 13-0 lead over VCU. Derek Culver had 23 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 15 West Virginia beat VCU 78-66 on Thursday in the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic semifinals.
Just as the season prepares to tip off, Memphis has gotten the go-ahead from the NCAA to suit up Moussa Cisse, so one of the nation's top freshmen big men will start the season with the Tigers against St. Mary's on Wednesday night. It's a key step for coach Penny Hardaway and the Tigers as they hope to avoid last season's eligibility issues. Last year, center James Wiseman played just three games before being suspended and hanging up his collegiate sneakers to prepare for the NBA Draft.