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A Look At the West Virginia Mountaineers’ Non-Conference Schedule

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Last year the West Virginia Mountaineers had a season that Bob Huggins would probably like to forget, but the team should rebound in the 2013-14 college basketball season. With that said, let’s take a look at the team’s toughest games in their non-conference schedule.

West Virginia will take on Missouri, Gonzaga, Purdue and Virginia Tech. The Mountaineers will also partake in the Cancun Challenge.

All four of those teams will have some question marks entering the season, but that is the case with so many teams every single year. Missouri and Gonzaga will both be losing some talent and could take a step back in college hoops. The Hokies were not the greatest last year despite having the highest scorer in the nation on their team. The Boilermakers could be a surprise team in the upcoming season.

Whether the case, beating Gonzaga and Missouri would probably be the biggest victories on the resume. West Virginia has a lot of work to do if it plans on making the dance, but it is certainly not impossible, especially with Huggins being the head coach.

The Mountaineers have to win some games right off of the bat, though, and they need at least one or two big wins in their non-conference schedule. This team has to enter Big 12 play with some momentum as it finished last season with a 6-12 conference record.

The out-of-conference schedule may not feature any powerhouses, but it will still provide some tough matchups and West Virginia could use an easier schedule after finishing last season with a 13-19 record.

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