Providence, Rhode Island – Brown head men's basketball coach Jesse Agel has put together a 31-game men's basketball schedule that includes a school record 15 home games. The Bears will play 14 Ivy League games with five of their first six league games at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Highlighting the non-league schedule are games in the NIT Season Tip-Off at Syracuse, a BIG EAST match-up at Providence College, a Big Ten contest at Iowa, and a home game against interstate rival Rhode Island.
"Our out-of-conference schedule will be a tremendous precursor to what promises to be a very competitive Ivy League," said Agel. "It's an honor for us to be invited to play in the most prestigious preseason basketball tournament in the country, the NIT Season Tip-Off, that will kick-off a balanced and challenging non-conference slate."
Brown opens its school record 15-game home schedule against Johnson & Wales on November 11, as a forerunner to the NIT Season Tip-Off, November 14-15 in the Syracuse Carrier Dome. The Bears are guaranteed four games in the NIT Preseason Tip-Off with additional dates the following week. The NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals and finals will be held at Madison Square Garden on November 23 and 25. In addition to Syracuse, other possible NIT Season Tip-off opponents include George Mason, Virginia Tech, Stanford and Oklahoma
The Bears' eight-game non-league home schedule also includes games against Hartford (11/19), Rhode Island (11/30), New Hampshire (12/7), Central Connecticut (12/10), Maine (12/23), American (1/2) and Longwood (1/11).
Brown also makes non-league appearances on the road against Sacred Heart (11/27), Iowa (12/3), Providence (12/5) and St. Francis-NY (12/29) and Bryant (1/23).
Agel's squad tips-off its Ivy League schedule with a home-and-home match-up with Yale, traveling to New Haven, CT to face the Elis on January 14, and returning home a week later to host Yale on January 21. The Bears will also host Dartmouth (1/27), Harvard (1/28), Princeton (2/3), Penn (2/4), Cornell (2/24) and Columbia (2/25).
2011-2012 Brown Men's Basketball Schedule
11/11 Fri. JOHNSON & WALES 5:00 p.m.
11/14 Mon. NIT Season Tip-Off at Syracuse
Brown vs. Albany TBA
Syracuse vs. Manhattan TBA
11/15 Tue. NIT Season Tip-Off at Syracuse
11/19 Sat HARTFORD 5:00 p.m.
11/21-22 Mon.-Tue. NIT Season Tip-Off - TBA
11/23&25 Thu.-Fri. NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinals and Finals
at Madison Square Garden
11/27 Sun. at Sacred Heart 2:00 p.m.
11/30 Wed. RHODE ISLAND 7:30 p.m.
12/3 Sat. at Iowa TBA
12/5 Mon. at Providence 7:00 p.m.
12/7 Wed. NEW HAMPSHIRE 7:30 p.m.
12/10 Sat. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT 2:00 p.m.
12/23 Fri. MAINE 2:00 p.m.
12/29 Thu. at St. Francis (NY) 7:00 p.m.
1/2 Mon. AMERICAN 1:00 p.m.
1/11 Wed. LONGWOOD 7:00 p.m.
1/14 Sat. at Yale 2:00 p.m.
1/21 Sat. YALE 2:00 p.m.
1/23 Mon. at Bryant 7:00 p.m.
1/27 Fri. DARTMOUTH 7:00 p.m.
1/28 Sat. HARVARD 6:00 p.m.
2/3 Fri. PRINCETON 7:00 p.m.
2/4 Sat. PENN 6:00 p.m.
2/10 Fri. at Columbia 7:00 p.m.
2/11 Sat. at Cornell 7:00 p.m.
2/17 Fri. at Harvard 7:00 p.m.
2/18 Sat. at Dartmouth 7:00 p.m.
2/24 Fri. CORNELL 7:00 p.m.
2/25 Sat. COLUMBIA 6:00 p.m.
3/2 Fri. at Penn 7:00 p.m.
3/3 Sat. at Princeton TBA
Head Coach: Jesse Agel