While it’s not official, WVU’s schedule indicates a Sunday date in early December as the day of the BIG EAST/Big 12 Battle game. Jon Rothstein has regularly reiterated that the Mountaineers are expected to visit Georgetown as part of the challenge. Only the date was up in the air.
Big East-Big 12 Battle Matchups:— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 8, 2020
Creighton at Kansas
Baylor at Seton Hall
Villanova at Texas
St. John's at Texas Tech
Oklahoma State at Marquette
Providence at TCU
DePaul at Iowa State
West Virginia at Georgetown
Oklahoma at Xavier
Kansas State at Butler https://t.co/3DGgbS4xPd
In April, it was believed the game was on the 5th. While the date may have changed to Sunday the 6th, presumably due to the COVID-19 logistical issues, there is no reason to doubt the location will still be D.C. at this point.
West Virginia appears to be in good shape for the season start. WVU expected to be ranked top 15 and checks in at No. 8 in the initial KenPom ratings (Georgetown is No. 86, Syracuse in No. 29, UMBc is No. 234).
Bob Huggins and company will have four games under their belts before facing Georgetown, including three on Thanksgiving weekend, as they are scheduled to compete in the Bad Boy Mowers multi-team event on November 25-27. The Sioux Falls, SD tournament will feature Creighton, Dayton, Memphis, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Utah, West Virginia and Wichita State, and will be televised on ESPN networks.
West Virginia men's basketball coach Bob Huggins explains to @SInow how West Virginia sophomore guard Miles McBride continues to improve and why the NBA is showing interest in the former @MoellerBBall standout. https://t.co/sULnlQdFMY— Mike Dyer (@MikeDyer) November 3, 2020
WVU’s date is not the only schedule news this week, as Georgetown fans recently found out from Stadium that the Hoyas will be hosting UMBC on November 25th to start the season.
Ewing says that Georgetown is still working on completing the non-conference schedule.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) October 28, 2020
Of course, no one knows definitively if games will be at McDonough or Capital One Arena, but McDonough would be “less expensive” and seems like the likely option.
Here’s the current best guess at Georgetown’s 2020-21 schedule:
- Nov. 25 UMBC @ GEORGETOWN
2020 Wooden Legacy
- Dec. 6 WEST VIRGINIA @ GEORGETOWN, BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle (expected home)
- One or two other non-conference games?
- Dec. 11 VILLANOVA @ GEORGETOWN
- Dec. 13 CONNECTICUT @ GEORGETOWN
- Dec. 20 GEORGETOWN @ ST JOHN’S
- Dec. 23 GEORGETOWN @ SETON HALL
- 16 more BIG EAST games, starting January 1, 2021
- GEORGETOWN @ SYRACUSE (away) on a Saturday in January...
West Virginia vs #9 Georgetown (1996) pic.twitter.com/NvtsbM6s1S— College Basketball Classics (@ClassicsCBB) October 17, 2020