August 7, 2007

Brown Announces Its 2007-2008 Men's Basketball Schedule

Aug. 7, 2007

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown men's basketball coach Craig Robinson, the 2007 Ivy League Coach of the Year, has released his team's 2007-2008 schedule, with the Bears opening their season on November 9 at Eastern Michigan, and on November 11 at the University of Michigan.

Brown posted an 11-18 record last year, 6-8 in the Ivy League, and returns the All-Ivy backcourt duo of senior first team honoree Mark McAndrew (Barrington, RI), the Ivy League's leading scorer last year with 18.6 points per game, and senior Damon Huffman (Petoskey, MI), an honorable mention All-Ivy selection, who has scored 849 career points and looks to become the 20th Brown player to score 1,000 or more career points.

The Bears' challenging 14-game non-conference slate features games against members of nine different conferences, including the BIG EAST (2), Big 10 (2), Big 12, Big West, Atlantic 10, Mid-American, America East (2), Northeast (2), and Patriot League (2).

Brown's 12-game home schedule will commence on November 14 when the URI Rams come to the Pizzitola Sports Center for the first time since the 2003-2004 season. Robinson's squad will also host non-league games against New Hampshire (12/6), Wagner (11/28), UC Davis (12/1) and American (1/4).

Robinson's squad will look to make it two straight wins against Providence College when the Bears head to the Dunkin Donuts Center on Sunday, December 9 to battle the Friars in the 144th meeting between the two cross-town rivals. Brown will also travel to South Bend, Indiana on December 29 for its second-ever meeting with Notre Dame.

In addition to facing the Michigan Wolverines from the Big 10, the Bears will travel to Chicago on November 24 to challenge Northwestern, where Robinson worked as an assistant before coming to Brown. The Wildcats will return the game at the Pizzitola Sports Center next season. In addition, Brown will travel to Quinnipiac (12/3), Hartford (12/22), Army (1/2), and Baylor (1/8), which competes in the Big 12 Conference.

As customary, Brown will open its Ivy League season against Yale, traveling to New Haven on January 19, and returning home to battle the Elis on January 26 in the first of five straight Ivy home games for coach Robinson's squad. Cornell (2/1) and Columbia (2/2) come to Providence, followed by Dartmouth (2/8) and Harvard (2/9). The Bears will host Princeton, which they swept a year ago, on February 29, and Penn on March 1 at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

2007-2008 Brown Men's Basketball Schedule

11/9 Fri. at Eastern Michigan 7:00 p.m. 11/11 Sun. at Michigan 2:00 p.m. 11/14 Wed. RHODE ISLAND 7:00 p.m. 11/24 Sat. at Northwestern TBA 11/28 Wed. WAGNER 7:00 p.m. 12/1 Sat. UC DAVIS 7:00 p.m. 12/3 Mon. at Quinnipiac 7:00 p.m. 12/6 Thu. NEW HAMPSHIRE 7:00 p.m. 12/9 Sun. at Providence 7:30 p.m. 12/22 Sat. at Hartford 11:00 a.m. 12/29 Sat. at Notre Dame 7:00 p.m. 1/2 Wed. at Army 7:00 p.m. 1/4 Fri. AMERICAN 7:00 p.m. 1/8 Tue. at Baylor TBA 1/19 Sat. at Yale 7:00 p.m. 1/26 Sat. YALE 3:00 p.m. 2/1 Fri. CORNELL 7:00 p.m. 2/2 Sat. COLUMBIA 7:00 p.m. 2/8 Fri. DARTMOUTH 7:00 p.m. 2/9 Sat. HARVARD 7:00 p.m. 2/15 Fri. at Penn 7:00 p.m. 2/16 Sat. at Princeton 7:30 p.m. 2/22 Fri. at Columbia 7:00 p.m. 2/23 Sat. at Cornell 7:00 p.m. 2/29 Fri. PRINCETON 7:00 p.m. 3/1 Sat. PENN 6:00 p.m. 3/7 Fri. at Harvard 7:00 p.m. 3/8 Sat. at Dartmouth 7:00 p.m.