The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team released their non-conference schedule today and announced that they will host West Virginia University on December 7 at the Bank of Kentucky Center at 7pm.
Mountaineers head coach, Bob Huggins, returns to the area where he once coached at the University of Cincinnati. Huggins has also been in Northern Kentucky recently on his trips to recruit Holmes basketball star, James “Beetle” Bolden, who has committed to play for West Virginia beginning next season in 2015. NKU defeated West Virginia in the schools' last meeting in 2011, when the Norse won in an exhibition game, 77-74.
"We have put together one tough non-conference schedule," said NKU head coach, Bezold. "Not only are we playing Wisconsin and Nebraska to open the season, but we welcome Coach (Bob) Huggins and West Virginia to the Bank of Kentucky Center in December. While the team tries to treat every game the same, having a team like West Virginia come to your home venue is certainly exciting for the fans and proves that NKU is already viewed well as a DI Program."