West Virginia basketball team to host exhibition for hurricane relief

West Virginia is joining a collection of teams using the preseason for a good cause.

The university announced Friday that proceeds from the Mountaineer basketball team’s exhibition against Albany on Oct. 28 will go to the American Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts.

The regulation 40-minute game replaces Oct. 27’s Gold-Blue Debut. The teams received an NCAA waiver to play the exhibition.

“We encourage everyone to come out to the WVU Coliseum to see our guys for the first time before we head to Germany to open the regular season,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said in a release. “But more importantly, we can use the game of basketball to provide relief and to raise as much money as possible in support of the hurricane relief efforts through the American Red Cross.”

Kansas-Missouri and Texas-Texas A&M are also playing charity exhibitions as a result of natural disasters around the country in recent weeks.

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