West Virginia releases nonconference home hoops schedule

FILE - In this March 11, 2016, file photo, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in the semifinals of the Big 12 conference tournament in Kansas City, Mo. The Mountaineers lost their top two scorers and rebounders from a year ago. Guards Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles are back and hope to lead West Virginia to a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will play former Big East basketball rival Pittsburgh and Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo next season.
The Mountaineers released their nonconference home schedule Thursday.
West Virginia will play Pittsburgh on Dec. 8 in Morgantown. It will mark Pitt’s first visit to the Coliseum since 2012 and first as a nonconference opponent since 1993.
WVU will open the regular season at home Nov. 9 against Buffalo, whose last visit to Morgantown was in 1991.
Other home nonconference games include Valparaiso on Nov. 24, Rider on Nov. 28, Youngstown on Dec. 1, Jacksonville State on Dec. 22 and Lehigh on Dec. 30.