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West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins said at his meeting with the media today the Mountaineers will play in the Las Vegas Classic next season. WVU will be joined in the field by Kentucky, Iowa and, believe it or not, Kansas State. Huggins coached the Wildcats last season, when they won the Las Vegas Holiday Classic.

Delaware State, Southeast Missouri, Oakland and Longwood will also play in the Invitational, and if you’re eager, you can get your tickets at the bottom of this page.

“That’s a great field. We’re looking forward to that like we’re locking forward to this year when we go play Tennessee and either Texas or New Mexico State (in the Legends Classic). You get to play quality opponents and I think that tells you a lot about your team. Plus, it’s on a neutral site, which is very similar to what the postseason is.”

Huggins’ reunion tour next season will also include a visit with Andy Kennedy and his Mississippi team. Kennedy replaced Huggins at Cincinnati on an interim basis. The Mountaineers and the Rebels will play a home-and-home series beginning next season.