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WVU coach Bob Huggins questions a call during last season’s 74-69 win at TCU.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Now that the Big 12 finalized its lineup of conference games, West Virginia has released its complete men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

Three elements of note:

— For the second consecutive year, the Mountaineers open Big 12 action before spring semester starts with a road swing through TCU and Texas Tech. This was done at the request of coach Bob Huggins, who can take out to Fort Worth and Lubbock over four days without impacting classes. (The Big 12 also helped relieve travel difficulties by limiting West Virginia to only three road games on weeknights.)

The Mountaineers, uniquely positioned geographically as the only conference school in the Eastern time zone, were frequently returning to Morgantown at 4 a.m. or later during the 2012-13 season, before the league reconsidered its scheduling concessions.

— West Virginia faces Kansas and Oklahoma State twice in the final six regular-season games.

— The Mountaineers basketball team will go head-to-head with the West Virginia-Kansas State football game on Thursday, Nov. 20. The football game kicks off at 7 p.m. and the basketball game in Puerto Rico tips at 7:30 p.m.

See the complete schedule below, with broadcast info and tip times included where available:

Nov. 9      Shepherd (exhibition)
Nov. 14    Monmouth
Nov. 16    Lafayette
Nov. 20    vs. George Mason at San Juan (ESPNU)   7:30 p.m.
Nov. 21    vs. New Mexico or Boston College at San Juan (ESPN2/ESPNU     5 or 7 p.m.
Nov. 23    Puerto Rico Tip-Off at San Juan (ESPN2/ESPNU)
Nov. 26    vs. VMI  at Charleston
Nov. 29    College of Charleston
Dec. 4      LSU (ESPN2)   7 p.m.
Dec. 7      at Northern Kentucky
Dec. 14    vs. Marshall at Charleston
Dec. 20    vs. N.C. State at New York
Dec. 22    Wofford
Dec. 30    Virginia Tech
Jan. 3       at TCU (FSN)
Jan. 5       at Texas Tech (ESPNU) 7 p.m.
Jan. 10     Iowa State (ESPNEWS
Jan. 13     Oklahoma  (ESPNEWS) 7 p.m.
Jan. 17     at Texas (ESPN/ESPN2)   6 or 9 p.m.
Jan. 27     at Kansas State (ESPN2)  7 p.m.
Jan. 31     Texas Tech  (ESPNU)  Noon
Feb. 3       at Oklahoma (ESPN2)
Feb. 7       Baylor  (ESPNU)  Noon
Feb. 11    Kansas State (ESPNU)   7 p.m.
Feb. 14    at Iowa State (ESPN/ESPN2)    4 p.m.
Feb. 16    Kansas (ESPN)  9 p.m.
Feb. 21    at Oklahoma State  (ESPNEWS)
Feb. 24    Texas (ESPN2)   7 p.m.
Feb. 28    at Baylor (ESPNU)   4 p.m.
Mar. 3       at Kansas  (ESPN2)
Mar. 7       Oklahoma State (ESPNEWS)
Mar. 11-14 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Kansas City, Mo.
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  • Chef Camille

    I see they play the College of Charleston- That's the school where the wussy players complained their coach was to hard on him and got him fired. These cupcakes will show up in crew neck sweaters and yachting outfits. I think they should be given a "friendly"welcome by the maniacs.

  • Ron - from Morgantown

    Notice all B12 games are broadcast by
    ESPN stations except the TCU away game which must be the one game guaranteed to IMG as part of the 3RD tier package . If I don't get ESPN NEWS will they clear it on a local station ? Northern KY game squeezed between LSU and Marshall . As if the game itself wasn't a distraction NKY is also a challenge because of where it's positioned on the schedule . I would love to see West Lib as the exhibition game in the future - it would be a great up tempo game . BB and football also play on the same day ( although presumably not at the same time ) on Nov 29 (@ Iowa State and CoC ) .

  • any major dude

    I think 8 games against non-"big 5" conference teams is pretty comparable to other teams, and in basketball it's a little different than football. Even some of the mid-majors can present decent competition.

  • Why bother

    8 games of 30, 27% are against non big 5 conference teams, I guess Ollie likes to pad the BB schedule too!

    • Aaron

      4 of the 8 are in the tournament in Puerto Rico and one comes about as a result of the WV Legislature thus in reality, 3 of the 8 games against non-power 5 teams are not padding the schedule.

      Both Kansas and Duke play 10 games each against non-power teams. Are they padding their schedules as well?

      • Count again

        8 games against non big 5. Not counting Puerto Rico assuming those games are against big 5 teams

        • Aaron

          You are correct because you're using the exhibition game as one of those games.

          Still not a bad schedule and come March the 20 wins will get them in the tournament

          • Count again

            Sorry Goerge mason at PR, still not big 5

          • Count again

            Not counting exibition

      • Ron - from Morgantown

        First of all the Marshall game is not played because it's mandated by statute . Either side could quit the series at any time ( once the contracts have expired ). Second , there is no "power five " in college basketball . Some of the best D1 BB programs don't even play football . Wichita State , Creighton , VCU , Saint Louis , Marquette , Georgetown . Villanova , Dayton , Gonzaga , come to mind . It's one of the main reasons the the Power 5 in football didn't completely break away from the NCAA - because of March Madness and the billion dollars that comes with it .

  • Aaron

    20-11, 9-9 4th in Big 12, 1-1 in Big 12 tournament, loss in semi-final, NCAA #8 seed, sweet 16 team.

    Save this post.

    • Oh yeah!

      To be a sweet 16 team with an 8 seed means you have to beat the #1 team in second game!

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  • Big Rick

    Sweet Georgia Brown what a schedule! I know that it's football season but Big Rick can't help get excited by the release of this schedule.
    -Big Rick

  • Mister Man

    One heck of a schedule.