Update (3:02 PM)-
WVU has confirmed that the Mountaineers will host UConn in the 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle.
For the first time in 🔟 years, UConn will visit the Coliseum in this year’s BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle!
— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) June 2, 2021
According to a report from Jon Rothstein, West Virginia will host UConn this season for the 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle.
NEWS: Matchups for the 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle are set, per multiple sources.
Villanova at Baylor
UConn at WVU
Kansas at St. John's
Texas at SHU
Iowa St at Creighton
TT at PC
TCU at Georgetown
Butler at OU
Xavier at Oklahoma St
Marquette at Kansas Sthttps://t.co/Hx9aMTpZ41
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 1, 2021
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.