The Mountaineers will have several resume-building matchups before the conference season starts.
On Monday, West Virginia Director of Athletics released the 2020-21 men’s basketball non-conference schedule, with all but a handful of opponents settled. Times have not been decided, as the TV networks will decide those.
Highlights of the non-conference agenda will be the Backyard Brawl at the WVU Coliseum on Friday, Nov. 13, the Big East-Big 12 Battle opening December, and the matchup with Purdue in the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York.
The Battle 4 Atlantis competitors are Creighton, Duke, Memphis, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Utah, West Virginia, and Wichita State, all offering a great opportunity for WVU to capture quadrant one wins early in the season.
WVU’s Big East-Big 12 Battle and Big 12/SEC Challenge opponents will be announced on later dates.
2020-21 Non-Conference Schedule
Nov. 10 – Fairleigh Dickinson
Nov. 13 – Pitt
Nov. 17 – Stony Brook
Nov. 20 – Bowling Green
Nov. 25–27 – Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis (Bahamas)
Dec. 5/6 – Big East-Big 12 Battle (Location TBA)
Dec. 9 – Robert Morris
Dec. 13 – Purdue (Hall of Fame Invitational, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Dec. 22 – Youngstown State
Dec. 29 – Miami University
Jan. 30 – SEC/Big 12 Challenge (Location TBA)
Dates, times and TV broadcast are all subject (likely?) to change as the NCAA and its member institutions work to schedule events after the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Smoking Musket