2015-16 Must-see men’s basketball games

West_Virginia_Flying_WV_logo.svgat West Virginia

November 13, 7 p.m.

Bob Huggins’ squad came to Highland Heights last season and defeated the Norse 67-42. NKU will look to return the favor in Morgantown. Coming off of a 25-10 season, the Mountaineers were picked to finish sixth in the Big 12. Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com bracketologist predicts WVU will make the NCAA tournament in 2016 as an eight-seed.


Xavierat Xavier

November 23, 8:30 p.m.

NKU will head across the river to the Cintas Center where Chris Mack’s Musketeers will be waiting. Xavier finished 23-14 last season and were picked to finish fourth in the always tough Big East Conference. Xavier will return four starters from a team that advanced to the Sweet 16 last season before falling to Arizona.


7501_michigan_wolverines-primary-2012at Michigan

December 15, 7 p.m.

Michigan had a disappointing season in 2014-15, finishing 16-16. The Wolverines are expected to be much better this season, as they are ranked 25th in the preseason Associated Press poll. ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi agrees, as he has Michigan as a six-seed in his first NCAA tournament projection.


Wright-StateWright State

Home: January 9, 1 p.m.

Away: February 20, 7 p.m.

NKU’s first-ever home Horizon League game is against the school that may become the Norse’s rival in the conference. It was a tough season for the Raiders last year, finishing 11-20 overall and just 3-13 in the Horizon League. The Raiders were picked to finish fifth in the league this season, while the Norse were picked to finish 10th.