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Pitt women's basketball schedules Backyard Brawl series with West Virginia

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The Pitt men's basketball team will face rival West Virginia as part of a four-game series starting in 2017. The women's basketball program is getting in on the act, too.

Pitt announced the Panthers will face the Mountaineers in women's hoops as part of a two-game home and away series. The first game will be on December 7th in Morgantown and Pitt will get the return game in the 2018-19 season.

This type of stuff is good for both schools. While playing the Mountaineers in football every year may not be logistically possible or even that smart given the desire to play Penn State and Notre Dame, among others, there's not much reason the schools shouldn't meet in other sports with more accommodating schedules.

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