MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia will face former basketball coach John Beilein for the first time when the Mountaineers play Michigan in New York next season.
The Mountaineers and Wolverines will meet on Dec. 15 as part of the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival. The game will be played at the Barclays Center, the new home of the NBA's New Jersey Nets.
Beilein went 104-60 in five seasons as West Virginia's coach before leaving for Michigan in 2007. Beilein says he has fond memories of his time spent at West Virginia and calls the chance to play the Mountaineers "a great opportunity."
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins says the Mountaineers have a strong fan base in the New York area and he looks forward to playing a storied program like Michigan.