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SCHEDULE: West Virginia Likely Visiting Georgetown in Early December

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WVU is holding a December Sunday open for an unnamed BIG EAST team

West Virginia v Georgetown

It appears that the Georgetown Hoyas will host the West Virginia Mountaineers on December 6th, 2020 as part of the BIG EAST/Big 12 Battle for their non-conference schedule.

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.

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.

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.

The GUHoyas schedule has not been updated yet, and Patrick Ewing was unwilling to discuss his non-conference schedule last week at BIG EAST Media Day.

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)
  • Gavitt Game
  • 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...