West Virginia forward Derek Culver puts up a shot while being defended by Pittsburgh’s Samson George at the Petersen Events Center on Nov. 15, 2019.

West Virginia forward Derek Culver puts up a shot while being defended by Pittsburgh’s Samson George at the Petersen Events Center on Nov. 15, 2019.

The West Virginia and Pitt men's basketball programs have agreed to extend a series between the two schools through the 2022-23 season, the WVU athletic department announced Thursday.

WVU will host the game during the 2021-22 season, while Pitt will play host to the following season's matchup.

“The Pitt game has been our biggest rival,” WVU head coach Bob Huggins said in a statement. “We are thrilled to add another two games to the series. During the last three months or so, I’ve seen numerous WVU-Pitt games being replayed on ESPN. In addition to both fan bases, there is always a national interest in the Backyard Brawl.”

The two teams were nearing the end of a four-game series which was slated to end with a matchup later this year. The Mountaineers will host Pitt on Nov. 13 at the WVU Coliseum.