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West Virginia, Pitt Push Backyard Brawl Series to Start 2021-2022 Season

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The schools continued the non-conference rivalry series back on year, through 2023-24 season.

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Last week, West Virginia men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins states the Backyard Brawl game with Pitt would be canceled for the 2020-21 season due to a COVID-19-shortened season. Today, the schools announced a revised schedule to continue the rivalry series. Essentially, this year’s game was postponed until the 2023-24 season.

WVU will now host the matchup during the 2021-22 season. In 2022-23, Pitt will host the game. The final game scheduled for this series of Backyard Brawl fixtures will be played in Morgantown during the 2023-24 season. Specific dates and times have yet to be determined.

There has been no word from either side about games after the 2023-24 matchup.

WVU has dominated the reiterations of the rivalry after both schools split from the Big East Conference. The Mountaineers have won the last four matchups, including a 15-point win in Pittsburgh last year where “Let’s go Mountaineers” chants could be heard in Petersen Events Center.

WVU holds the all-time series lead, 99-88, which began in 1906.