MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (September 18, 2019) – West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons and the Big 12 Conference have announced the 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule.
WVU will open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 8 at home against Akron. The nonconference schedule will feature seven games at the WVU Coliseum and six games away from home, including three within a short driving distance of Morgantown.
One week later, the Mountaineers will travel to Pitt for the Backyard Brawl on Friday, Nov. 15. The two teams will meet for the 187th time with WVU winning the last three meetings.
West Virginia will have four games in the Cancun Challenge with the first two being in Morgantown against Northern Colorado (Nov. 18) and Boston University (Nov. 22). Both teams will make their first visits to Morgantown. WVU will travel to Riviera Maya, Mexico, on Nov. 26 to face Northern Iowa followed by the final game of the tournament a day later against either South Carolina or Wichita State.
Rhode Island, a former Atlantic 10 Conference foe, will travel to WVU on Dec. 1 for the first time since 2004. WVU will travel to New York and meet former BIG EAST foe St. John’s on Dec. 7 at Madison Square Garden in the first Big 12/BIG EAST Scheduling Alliance.
A pair of first-time opponents — Austin Peay on Dec. 12 and Nicholls (formerly Nicholls State) on Dec. 14 — will visit Morgantown in mid-December.
WVU will end December by playing Youngstown State off-campus at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, in the second game of a three-game series on Dec. 21. Then on Dec. 29, West Virginia and Ohio State will meet for the first time on a neutral court at the Cleveland Classic at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
The Mountaineers will close nonconference play on Saturday, Jan. 25, against Missouri in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge.
WVU will play its first Big 12 game at home at Kansas on Saturday, Jan. 4 and will conclude the Big 12 schedule at home against Baylor on Saturday, March 7. The Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship will be held March 11-14 in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Mountaineers will play a charity exhibition game against Duquesne at home on Friday, Nov. 1.
“We played the 11th-toughest schedule in the country last season, and this year will be no different,” coach Bob Huggins said. “We like having 10 games at home on weekends, having three road contests within a short drive of Morgantown, traveling to Cancun over the Thanksgiving break, playing again at Madison Square Garden and having two Saturday-Monday road games in the league to help our travel some. We know Mountaineer Nation will continue to show up and support us no matter when and where we play.”
The rest of the game times and complete television schedule will be announced at a later date. All dates and times are subject to change for television.
To order 2019-20 men’s basketball season tickets, visit WVUGAME.com or call 1-800-WVU GAME. Mini-packages and single game tickets will go on sale at a later date.
Day Date Opponent Location TV Time
Fri Nov. 1 Duquesne (charity exhibition) Morgantown AT&T SportsNet 7:00 p.m.
Fri Nov. 8 Akron Morgantown AT&T SportsNet 7:00 p.m.
Fri Nov. 15 at Pitt Pittsburgh, Pa. TBD TBD
Mon Nov. 18 Northern Colorado % Morgantown AT&T SportsNet 7:00 p.m.
Fri Nov. 22 Boston University % Morgantown Nexstar 7:00 p.m.
Tues Nov. 26 vs. Northern Iowa & Riviera Maya, Mexico CBS Sports Network 8:30 p.m.
Wed Nov. 27 vs. South Carolina or Wichita State & Riviera Maya, Mexico CBS Sports Network 6/8:30 p.m.
Sun Dec. 1 Rhode Island Morgantown AT&T SportsNet 2:00 p.m.
Sat Dec. 7 at St. John’s ^ New York, N.Y. FS1 Noon
Thurs Dec. 12 Austin Peay Morgantown Nexstar 7:00 p.m.
Sat Dec. 14 Nicholls Morgantown AT&T SportsNet 2:00 p.m.
Sat Dec. 21 vs. Youngstown State $ Youngstown, Ohio TBD TBD
Sun Dec. 29 vs. Ohio State ! Cleveland, Ohio FS1 Noon
Sat Jan. 4 at Kansas * Lawrence, Kan. Big 12 Now/ESPN + 4/8:00 p.m.
Mon Jan. 6 at Oklahoma State * Stillwater, Okla. ESPN2 9:00 p.m.
Sat Jan. 11 Texas Tech * Morgantown ESPN/2/U 6:00 p.m.
Tues Jan. 14 TCU * Morgantown ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
Sat Jan. 18 at Kansas State * Manhattan, Kan. ESPNU 2:00 p.m.
Mon Jan. 20 Texas * Morgantown ESPNU 7:00 p.m.
Sat Jan. 25 Missouri # Morgantown ESPN/2/U Noon
Wed Jan. 29 at Texas Tech * Lubbock, Texas Big 12 Now/ESPN + TBD
Sat Feb. 1 Kansas State * Morgantown ESPN/2/U 2:00 p.m.
Wed Feb. 5 Iowa State * Morgantown ESPN2/U 7:00 p.m.
Sat Feb. 8 at Oklahoma * Norman, Okla. ESPNU 2:00 p.m.
Wed Feb. 12 Kansas * Morgantown Big 12 Now/ESPN + 7:00 p.m.
Sat Feb. 15 at Baylor * Waco, Texas Big 12 Now/ESPN + 4:00 p.m.
Tues Feb. 18 Oklahoma State * Morgantown ESPN/2/U 7:00 p.m.
Sat Feb. 22 at TCU * Fort Worth, Texas ESPN/2/U 2:00 p.m.
Mon Feb. 24 at Texas * Austin, Texas ESPNU 7:00 p.m.
Sat Feb. 29 Oklahoma * Morgantown ESPN2/U 4:00 p.m.
Tues Mar. 3 at Iowa State * Ames, Iowa ESPN2/U 9:00 p.m.
Sat Mar. 7 Baylor * Morgantown Big 12 Now/ESPN + 1:00 p.m.
Sat Mar. 11-14 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Kansas City, Mo. ESPN/2/U TBD
% Cancun Challenge, Morgantown, W.Va.
& Cancun Challenge, Riviera Maya, Mexico
^ Big 12/BIG EAST Scheduling Alliance at Madison Square Garden
$ Covelli Centre, Youngstown, Ohio
! Cleveland Classic at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, Ohio
# Big 12/SEC Challenge
* Big 12 Conference Game
– ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR TELEVISION
– All Times Eastern
Press Release: WVU Athletics Communications