The 2020-21 Big 12 men’s basketball conference schedule has finally been released and the West Virginia Mountaineers will open Big 12 play at home this season against the Iowa State Cyclones on Dec. 18.
Four days later on Dec. 22, WVU will play its first Big 12 road game of the season against the Kansas Jayhawks.
The Big 12 conference schedule, released Monday, features the usual home and away series with each of the other nine Big 12 teams. The final game on the schedule is Feb. 27 at home against Kansas State. The Big 12 Championship is scheduled for March 10-13 in Kansas City, Mo.
WVU’s full conference schedule is:
- Dec. 18 vs Iowa State
- Dec. 22 at Kansas
- Jan. 2 at Oklahoma
- Jan. 4 at Oklahoma State
- Jan. 9 vs Texas
- Jan. 12 at Baylor
- Jan. 16 vs TCU
- Jan. 19 vs Oklahoma State
- Jan.23 at Kansas State
- Jan. 25 vs Texas Tech
- Feb. 2 at Iowa State
- Feb. 6 vs Kansas
- Feb. 9 at Texas Tech
- Feb. 13 vs Oklahoma
- Feb. 15 vs Baylor
- Feb. 20 at Texas
- Feb. 22 at TCU
- Feb. 27 vs Kansas State
In addition to 18 Big 12 games, WVU will also play as many as nine non-conference games this season. Five of WVU’s non-conference games have been confirmed with a sixth reported and two from the original 2020-21 schedule de-confirmed.
- Nov. 25 vs Texas A&M – Crossover Classic
- Nov. 26 vs Ohio State or Memphis – Crossover Classic
- Nov. 27 vs Creighton or Dayton or Utah or Wichita State – Crossover Classic
- Dec. 5 at Georgetown – Big 12/Big East Battle*
- Dec. 13 vs Richmond**
- Jan. 30 vs Florida – Big 12/SEC Challenge
*WVU is confirmed to be playing in the Big 12/Big East Battle, but its opponent has not yet been officially announced. There is a report that the Mountaineers will play at Georgetown.
**This game has not yet been officially confirmed.
WVU is scheduled to open the 2020-21 season against Texas A&M in the Crossover Classic in South Dakota on Nov. 25. According to WVU coach Bob Huggins, that will be the first televised college basketball game of the 2020-21 season.
The two originally scheduled non-conference opponents that have been de-confirmed are Pitt and Purdue.