March 6, 2012
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball team will take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival on Dec. 15, 2012 at the soon-to-be-opened Barclays Center. The game will be televised on one of the ESPN networks.
"We are excited about playing West Virginia at the Barclays Center," said Dave Brandon, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. "We have a great group of alumni in New York and the surrounding areas. Playing in Brooklyn presents a unique opportunity for our men's basketball program. It's something that our current players are really looking forward to experiencing."
This will be the first time that Michigan and West Virginia meet on the court.
"Playing in the new Barclays Center will truly be a great opportunity for us," said Michigan head coach John Beilein. "Michigan has such a strong alumni base in New York City and surrounding areas that we could not turn down the chance to play in front of them. I have many fond memories of my time at West Virginia. Facing them and their tremendous coach, Bob Huggins, will give Michigan another opportunity to play against one of the very best teams in college basketball today."
The 2012-13 men's basketball schedule will not be completed until this summer.
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