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Capital Classic intensity revving up

Dec. 03, 2012 @ 10:13 PM

HUNTINGTON — Dennis Tinnon mentioned mental and physical toughness as two of the keys to success in the Capital Classic.

Emotions and energy will be in overdrive and the Charleston Civic Center will be packed with more than 12,000 spectators Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for the 41st men’s basketball meeting between Marshall University (5-3) and West Virginia University (2-3).

Tinnon was on the court last season for Marshall when West Virginia won, 78-62.

“I’ve never played in an atmosphere like that,” the senior forward said. “You get cussed at. You get booed at. You’ve got to have tunnel vision, block all that out, and have tunnel vision on your teammates, your coaches and that court.”

For more of this story check Tuesday's edition of The Herald-Dispatch in print and online.