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Report: WVU Will Host UConn for 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle

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During the Phillips 66 Big 12 Basketball Championship at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri on March 10, 2021. (Denny MedleyBig 12 Conference)

Update (3:02 PM)-

WVU has confirmed that the Mountaineers will host UConn in the 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle.

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According to a report from Jon Rothstein, West Virginia will host UConn this season for the 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle.

An old Big East foe, WVU has not played UConn since 2014. The Mountaineers are 6-16 all-time against the Huskies. The two teams played annually as conference opponents from 1996-2012.

The Huskies went 15-8 in 2020-21, 11-6 in the Big East. They made it to the second round of the Big East Tournament and lost to Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Championship. UConn is led by fourth-year head coach Dan Hurley.

2021 will be the third year of the Big East-Big 12 Battle. In 2019, WVU lost to St. John’s in Madison Square Garden. The Mountaineers turned around and defeated Georgetown in D.C. last season.

In addition to UConn, WVU’s 2021-22 non-conference opponents also include UAB and Kent State as well as participation in the 2021 Charleston Classic.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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