WVU announces non-league slate

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck announced the 2014-15 men’s basketball non-conference schedule on Thursday.

The Mountaineers will play 13 non-conference contests, including home games against LSU, Virginia Tech, Monmouth, Lafayette, College of Charleston and Wofford.

WVU will open the regular season at home with a pair of games at the Coliseum: Friday, Nov. 14 vs. Monmouth and Sunday, Nov. 16 vs. Lafayette. The Mountaineers will return to Madison Square Garden to participate in the Gotham Classic against N.C. State.

WVU will play three games in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The brackets have not been announced, but the field will feature Boston College, College of Charleston, Connecticut, Dayton, George Mason, New Mexico, Texas A&M and WVU.

The Mountaineers will play two more neutral site games in Charleston against Marshall and VMI. WVU will play a road game at Northern Kentucky on Sunday, Dec. 7.

West Virginia will play one exhibition game against Shepherd on Sunday, Nov. 9.

“We always strive to play one of the top schedules in the country, and this year will be no different,” WVU head coach Bob Huggins said. “This is a schedule our fans will enjoy, particularly with eight non-conference games in our great state, along with return visits to Puerto Rico and Madison Square Garden.”

The Big 12 portion of the schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.