ST. THOMAS – Two newcomers to the YES U.S. Virgin Islands HBCU Classic will contend for the tournament’s championship after winning their semifinal games Sunday.

West Virginia State and Tusculum — both NCAA Division II programs — advanced to today’s final at Antilles School’s Mark C. Marin Center in their first-ever appearance in the USVI HBCU Classic.

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