WVU 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

WVU 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Schedule Released

West Virginia University director of athletics Shane Lyons and the Big 12 Conference have released the 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule. WVU will open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 10 in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, against Texas A&M in the Armed Forces Classic on ESPN, marking the first college basketball game of the season.

In the Big 12/SEC Challenge, Kentucky will make just its third visit to Morgantown and first since 1970, while Virginia will make its first visit to the WVU Coliseum since 1985.

Even though the television schedule is incomplete and additional games are expected to be televised nationally, the Mountaineers are already slated for 23 regular season games on national television, including three on ESPN’s Big Monday (Kansas, at Oklahoma, at TCU) and at home vs. Texas on CBS.

The Backyard Brawl returns for the first time since the 2012 season when the Mountaineers travel to Pitt on Saturday, Dec. 9. WVU and Pitt will play a non-conference game for the first time since 1994. WVU will play three games in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, over Thanksgiving in the AdvoCare Invitational. WVU opens against Marist on Thanksgiving and will play either Nebraska or UCF a day later. The Mountaineers will close out the tournament against either St. John’s, Oregon State, Missouri or Long Beach State on Sunday, Nov. 26.

The Mountaineers will play 18 season games at home, with every Big 12 team visiting Morgantown. In addition to conference play, American, Morgan State, Long Beach State, NJIT, Virginia, Coppin State, Fordham, Kentucky and Wheeling Jesuit (exhibition) will play at the WVU Coliseum.

“We are excited to open the college basketball season in Germany, having Virginia and Kentucky come to the Coliseum for the first time in years, spending Thanksgiving in Florida and renewing the Backyard Brawl in non-conference action,” coach Bob Huggins said. “In conference play, we have a lot of Saturday-Monday games that will help prepare us for the postseason. Once again, we have a bunch of games (23) on national television, and Pitt and Kentucky will make at least 25 of our 31 games on national television. This is obviously a tough schedule, but it’s a schedule that will once again showcase our basketball program, our University and the great state of West Virginia.”

WVU will play its first Big 12 game at Oklahoma State on Dec. 29 and will conclude the Big 12 schedule at Texas on March 3. WVU opens Big 12 play at home vs. Oklahoma on Saturday, Jan. 6.

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.

The WVU men’s basketball schedule as of Aug, 31, 2017:

Day     Date         Opponent                                                    Location                           TV                             Time

Fri       Nov. 10    vs. Texas A&M &                                       Ramstein, Germany        ESPN                       6 p.m.

Wed    Nov. 15    American                                                    Morgantown                                                       TBA

Sat      Nov. 18    Morgan State                                              Morgantown                                                       TBA

Mon    Nov. 20    Long Beach State ^                                   Morgantown                                                       TBA

Thurs  Nov. 23    vs. Marist %                                                Lake Buena Vista, Fla.    ESPNU                    8:30 p.m.

Fri       Nov. 24    vs. Nebraska/UCF %                                Lake Buena Vista, Fla.    ESPN2/ESPN3      5/7:30 p.m.

Sun     Nov. 26    AdvoCare Invitational %                           Lake Buena Vista, Fla.    ESPN2/ESPNU      TBD

Thurs  Nov. 30    NJIT                                                              Morgantown                                                       TBA

Tues   Dec. 5      Virginia                                                        Morgantown                     ESPNU                    7 p.m.

Sat      Dec. 9      at Pitt                                                            Pittsburgh, Pa.                                                    TBA

Sat      Dec. 16    Wheeling Jesuit (exhibition)                    Morgantown                                                       TBA

Wed    Dec. 20    Coppin State                                               Morgantown                                                       TBA

Sat      Dec. 23    Fordham                                                     Morgantown                                                       TBA

Fri       Dec. 29    at Oklahoma State *                                  Stillwater, Okla.                ESPNU                    7 p.m.

Mon    Jan. 1       at Kansas State *                                       Manhattan, Kan.               ESPNU                    5 p.m.

Sat      Jan. 6       Oklahoma *                                                 Morgantown                     ESPN/ESPN2         7:15 p.m.

Tues   Jan. 9       Baylor *                                                        Morgantown                     ESPN2                     7 p.m.

Sat      Jan. 13     at Texas Tech *                                          Lubbock, Texas                ESPN/ESPN2         2 p.m.

Mon    Jan. 15     Kansas *                                                      Morgantown                     ESPN                       9 p.m.

Sat      Jan. 20     Texas *                                                        Morgantown                     CBS                          2 p.m.

Mon    Jan. 22     at TCU *                                                       Fort Worth, Texas            ESPN                       9 p.m.

Sat      Jan. 27     Kentucky #                                                  Morgantown                                                       TBA

Wed    Jan. 31     at Iowa State *                                            Ames, Iowa                       ESPNU                    7 p.m.

Sat      Feb. 3       Kansas State *                                           Morgantown                     ESPN/ESPN2         4 p.m.

Mon    Feb. 5       at Oklahoma *                                            Norman, Okla.                  ESPN                       9 p.m.

Sat      Feb. 10    Oklahoma State *                                       Morgantown                     ESPN/ESPN2         Noon

Mon    Feb. 12    TCU *                                                           Morgantown                     ESPN2                     9 p.m.

Sat      Feb. 17    at Kansas *                                                 Lawrence, Kan.                ESPN                       6 p.m.

Tues   Feb. 20    at Baylor *                                                   Waco, Texas                     ESPN2                     7 p.m.

Sat      Feb. 24    Iowa State *                                                Morgantown                     ESPN/ESPN2         6 p.m.

Mon    Feb. 26    Texas Tech *                                              Morgantown                     ESPN2                     9 p.m.

Sat      Mar. 3       at Texas *                                                    Austin, Texas                    ESPN/ESPN2         Noon

Wed- Sat     Mar. 7-10  Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship            Kansas City, Mo.              ESPN/ESPN2/        TBD

& Armed Forces Classic, Ramstein Air Base, Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany

^ Non-bracketed game of AdvoCare Invitational % AdvoCare Invitational, Lake Buena Vista, Florida (West Virginia, Marist, Nebraska, UCF, St. John’s, Missouri, Oregon and Long Beach State)

# Big 12/SEC Challenge

* Big 12 Conference Game