The Mountaineers have gotten off to a solid start in the 2020-21 season. They currently hold an 11-4 overall record, and a 4-3 record in conference – good enough to put them at fourth overall in the Big 12. However, things are about to get very difficult for the Old Gold and Blue.
Though their next two games are manageable (Florida, at Iowa State), the heat cranks up for West Virginia on February 6th. Throughout a two week period, they are slated for six games against ranked opponents, including two with the 2nd-ranked Baylor Bears, back-to-back.
Here is the daunting schedule ahead for the Mountaineers over the next month of the season:
1/30: vs Florida
2/2: at Iowa State
2/6: vs #16 Kansas
2/9: at #10 Texas Tech
2/13: vs #24 Oklahoma
2/15: vs #2 Baylor
2/18: at #2 Baylor
2/20: at #6 Texas
2/23: at TCU
2/27: vs Kansas State
The challenging six-game window will determine just where WVU as a basketball team. It will also tell us just where we can expect the Mountaineers to be seeded in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
Buckle up, Mountaineer Nation, it’s about to be a bumpy, yet fun ride.