Non Conference Hoops Foes Almost Complete

West Virginia University Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong has announced 12 of the 13 2008-09 men's basketball non-conference schedule.

The Mountaineers will play 13 non-conference contests, including four games in the Las Vegas Invitational. As part of the Las Vegas Invitational, West Virginia will play Longwood at home and Delaware State in Charleston before traveling to Las Vegas to play two games against either Iowa, Kansas State or Kentucky.

West Virginia will open the regular season Nov. 15 at home against Elon and will also play Longwood, Cleveland State, Miami University and Radford at the WVU Coliseum.

WVU will play road games at Mississippi, Duquesne and Ohio State. The Mountaineers will play two games in Charleston – Delaware State and Marshall. One additional non-conference game will be confirmed at a later date. Memphis is one possibility for the final out of conference contest.

In 2009-10, Mississippi and Ohio State will return the games to Morgantown.

"We are striving for a more competitive non-conference schedule," says head coach Bob Huggins. "We believe our schedule has enough balance to prepare us for a tough Big East schedule."

The Big East portion of the schedule will be announced in September. WVU is again expected to have home and home games with Pittsburgh and Cincinnati as part of the Big East schedule.

2008-09 WVU Basketball Schedule

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