WVU men's basketball add two games to 2024-25 schedule

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West Virginia men's basketball continue to fill out their schedule for the first season under new head coach Darian DeVries, including one game which will feature a first-time opponent for the program.

The first of the recently announced matchups will be a return game with UMass on November 8th. The Minutemen downed the Mountaineers on their home court last December, and this season UMass will make the trip to Morgantown for the rematch. The two programs were previously conference foes in their Atlantic 10 days and it will mark the 43rd meeting between the two schools on the hardwood. UMass last came to Morgantown during the 2007 NIT where they fell 90-77 to the Mountaineers.

WVU and North Carolina Central will play for the first time every -- the Eagles play in the MEAC and are located in Durham, North Carolina. Last season, the program finished 18-13 and advanced to the second round of the MEAC Tournament. The Eagles are led by LeVelle Moton, who has helmed the program since 2009 -- he has led the team to four NCAA Tournment appearances and is the winningest head coach in the program's history

The two games will join an already announced slate of eight non-conference matchups, headlined by an appearance in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in the Bahamas from Nov. 27-29, where WVU will play three games. The rest of that field for the tournament includes Arizona, Davidson, Gonzaga, Indiana, Louisville, Oklahoma and Providence.

WVU is also scheduled to open play at home against Robert Morris on Nov. 4, and they will also host Iona on Nov. 20, as well Georgetown in the Big 12-Big East Battle on Dec. 6. Their final non-conference matchup is slated to take place at home against Mercyhurst on Dec. 22, and the team also has yet-to-be-scheduled road game at Pitt and have one remaining home non-conference game to schedule.