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WVU Basketball’s 2020-21 Nonconference Schedule Announced

Cody Nespor

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West Virginia’s full nonconference schedule for the 2020-21 season was announced Monday morning.

WVU will play 13 nonconference games, with at least seven being at the WVU Coliseum.

The season will open on Tuesday, Nov. 10 with a game against Fairleigh Dickinson at home.

The Mountaineers will then host the Pitt Panthers in the 118th Backyard Brawl on Friday, Nov. 13.

Stony Brook and Bowling Green will come to the Coliseum on Nov. 17 and Nov. 20.

WVU will then travel to Paradise Island, Bahamas to compete in the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis from Nov. 25-27.

On either Dec. 5 or 6 WVU will compete in the Big East-Big 12 Battle with an opponent and location to be determined. Other teams in that tournament will be Creighton, Duke, Memphis, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Utah and Wichita State.

On Dec. 9 West Virginia will play Purdue in the Hall of Fame Invitational in Brooklyn, New York.

The Mountaineers will then return home for a pair of games against Youngstown State on Dec. 22 and Miami on Dec. 29. Finally, West Virginia will play in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge with an opponent and location to be determined.

“We just played the second-toughest schedule in the country and this schedule will be no different,” WVU coach Bob Huggins said in a release. “We’ve done a great job in recent years in bringing teams to the Coliseum that have gone on to do well in their respective leagues…This is another challenging schedule for our guys, and a schedule that Mountaineer Nation will enjoy.”

WVU’s known nonconference opponents had a combined record of 137-119 this past season, with Ston Brook (20-13), Bowling Green (21-10) and Robert Morris (20-14) all reaching 20 wins.

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Cody is currently a second-year graduate student at West Virginia University studying journalism. His graduate research focuses on the effects newspaper closures have on local communities. 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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