The West Virginia University Mountaineers basketball team is one of the most exciting programs in the country. The Mountaineers have been playing basketball since 1904, and have won over 1,500 games in their history, making them one of the winningest programs in the country. WVU jumped into the national spotlight in 1942 when the program defeated Western Kentucky to win the NIT title, which was the most prestigious postseason tournament at the time. The Mountaineers have gone on to make over 24 trips to the NCAA Tournament. The team has appeared in more than half a dozen Sweet Sixteen’s, including 4 trips between 2005 and 2010. WVU made trips to the Final Four in 1959 and 2010. The Mountaineers would advance to the National Championship game in 1959. Helping the Mountaineers to all of this success have been some of the iconic names in college basketball history including Jerry West, Kevin Pittsnogle, Rod Hundley, Ron Williams, Alex Ruoff, Fred Schaus, and Joe Alexander. Under legendary coach Bob Huggins, West Virginia basketball has evolved into a perennial conference and national contender. Few programs have had as much success or created as much buzz as the Mountaineers since 2000. The program became members of the Big 12 Conference in 2012, one of the premier basketball leagues in the NCAA. West Virginia is known for having rabid basketball fans and game days at WVU Coliseum are some of the highest energy in the Big 12. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for West Virginia Mountaineers basketball tickets.
West Virginia Mountaineers Basketball at WVU Coliseum Address: 3450 Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
The West Virginia University Mountaineers basketball team plays their home games at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia. WVU Coliseum has been home to Mountaineers basketball since 1970, and can seat more than 14,000 fans. The arena replaced the historic Stansbury Hall (WVU Field House), which had been the home of WVU basketball since the late 1920’s. WVU Coliseum has an iconic poured concrete roof. The roof was designed to direct all the noise inside of the venue back down to the floor, amplifying the energy created by the die-hard Mountaineer basketball fans. The arena is one of the largest indoor athletic venues in the State of West Virginia and it has become one of the iconic venues in college basketball. The Mountaineers have enjoyed a very large home court advantage, with the team winning more than 80% of their home games more often than not. WVU Coliseum is consistently one of the toughest places for opposing teams to win and is one of the loudest venues in the Big 12 Conference.
West Virginia vs. Pitt
WVU and Pitt first met on the hardwood in 1903, and have played each other over 170 times since. The name of this rivalry is the Backyard Brawl, a fitting title to what has been a physical, high stakes, series full of animosity. In recent years both programs have been among the top teams in the nation, only adding fuel to the fire. With both Universities’ departure from the Big East, the future of the rivalry is uncertain, but basketball fans everywhere hope that it is renewed in the non-conference.
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How can I buy cheap West Virginia Mountaineers tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of West Virginia Mountaineers basketball tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. West Virginia tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Big 12 opponents like Texas, Kansas, and Baylor can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase West Virginia tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 West Virginia Mountaineers basketball schedule?
The Mountaineers 2016-2017 basketball schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the Big 12. West Virginia plays in the Big 12 Conference, which means games against Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, and Iowa State. Game times are announced by the Big 12 as soon as the TV schedule is set. West Virginia’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Pitt in the Backyard Brawl. If you are looking for Mountaineers news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official West Virginia Mountaineers team roster.
Can I buy West Virginia Mountaineers basketball season tickets?
West Virginia Mountaineers season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase West Virginia basketball season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at WVU Coliseum.
What is the best West Virginia rivalry game during the season?
West Virginia’s rivalry with Pitt is special. The two teams have been a needle in each other’s side for over a century. The games between the Mountaineers and Panthers are known for their physicality, and both programs have a history of having extremely talented coaches orchestrating the show. Over the past two decades the rivalry has taken it up another notch as both programs have consistently been in the top echelon of the sport. This game is deeply important to both fan bases and is always one of the focal points of the season. The Brawl is one of the gems of the college basketball schedule and seeing the Mountaineers take on the Panthers at WVU Coliseum is an unforgettable experience.
What is the best game day tradition at a Mountaineers home game?
One of the best traditions at WVU Coliseum is the rolling out of the carpet. First introduced by Fred Schaus in 1955, the Mountaineers roll out a gold and blue carpet for the players to run out on during pregame warm-us. As soon as the carpet appears, West Virginia fans rise to their feet and the noise continues to rise as the players make their way out on the court. The rolling out of the carpet is the ceremonial start to game day at the Coliseum and sets the tone for the great atmosphere at the arena.