Morgantown, W. Va. – The 2019-2020 men’s basketball season tips off in a mere number of days with a Friday night charity exhibition game against Duquesne. West Virginia’s regular season starts Friday, November 8 with a home opener against Akron. The 2019-2020 includes non-conference matchups such as the Backyard Brawl versus Pitt, old Big East foes Boston College and St. John’s, and Big Ten neighbor Ohio State.
The Big 12 conference schedule kicks off with a bang, ringing in the New Year with a January 4th trip to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the Jayhawks. The Mountaineers round out the first month of 2020 with a Big 12/SEC matchup against the Missouri Tigers; which many are already hoping goes better than the football team’s game in September.
Coach Bob Huggins looks to see a vast improvement from the 2018-2019 season, where looking back it is clear the team can really only go up and improve in comparison to last season. The head coach has brought on several junior college additions, Taz Sherman and Sean McNeil, to the team in the hopes of an improved shooting game going forward.
Friday night’s charity exhibition game will be a glimpse at what is to come for the Mountaineers this season, who have already played together during their August trip to Spain, the Gold and Blue game in October and a rumored ‘secret scrimmage’ with Penn State. Now, the Mountaineers will be out to prove that they have improved and grown since last season, and look to make a name for themselves once more in the Big 12.
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