August 31, 2005

2005-2006 Brown Men's Basketball Schedule Announced

Aug. 31, 2005

Providence, RI - Celebrating Brown's 100th season of intercollegiate basketball, Bears' head coach Glen Miller's 2005-2006 men's basketball schedule features 12 home games at the Pizzitola Sports Center, a season-opening tournament on the road, and 13 other non-league road games.

The Bears open their season at the two-day Central Connecticut Classic on November 18 and 19, in the first of five games in the State of Connecticut. Brown will face Northeastern in the first round of the tournament, and Birmingham Southern in second round action. Other Nutmeg State games include Hartford on November 23, Quinnipiac on January 7, and Yale on January 14.

Brown's 12-game home schedule features seven Ivy League home games and five non-league home contests. Brown's non-league home opponents include Wagner, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Navy, Albany and Canisius.

The 149th meeting between Brown and the University of Rhode Island will be held at the Ryan Center on November 26th.

Miller's team tips-off its home Ivy League schedule against Yale on January 21, followed by a gala dinner at the Biltmore Hotel to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Brown's Basketball. Preliminary plans for the 100th Anniversary celebration include the selection of all-decade teams, covering each decade from 1901 - 2005, and the voting for an all-time 100th Anniversary Brown Basketball Team.

Brown's home Ivy schedule will continue against Dartmouth and Harvard at home on January 27 and 29, and Cornell and Columbia on February 10 and 11. The Bears will have to wait until the season's last week for the big Princeton/Penn home weekend with the Bears battling the Tigers on Friday, March 3, and coming back with the Quakers on Saturday, March 4.

The Bears will be on the road for seven Ivy League contests, opening its Ivy season against Yale in New Haven on January 14. Brown will battle Penn and Princeton on the road on February 3 and 4, and will play Harvard and Dartmouth on February 17 and 18. The Bears' final road trip will be at Columbia on February 24 and Cornell on February 25.

2005-2006 Brown University Men's Basketball Schedule

11/18- Fri.- at Central Connecticut Classic Brown vs. Northeastern 6:00 p.m. 11/19 Sat. at Central Connecticut Classic Brown vs. Birmingham Southern 6:00 p.m. 11/23 Wed. at Hartford 7:00 p.m. 11/26 Sat. at Rhode Island 1:00 p.m. 11/30 Wed. WAGNER 7:00 p.m. 12/7 Wed. at Holy Cross 8:30 p.m. 12/10 Sat. at Binghamton 1:00 p.m. 12/20 Tue. MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE 7:00 p.m. 12/22 Thu. NAVY 7:00 p.m. 12/28 Wed. ALBANY 7:00 p.m. 12/31 Sat. at Army 2:00 p.m. 1/3 Tue. CANISIUS 7:00 p.m. 1/7 Sat. at Quinnipiac 7:00 p.m. 1/14 Sat. at Yale 7:00 p.m. 1/21 Sat. YALE 2:00 p.m. 1/27 Fri. DARTMOUTH 7:00 p.m. 1/28 Sat. HARVARD 7:00 p.m. 2/3 Fri. at Penn 7:00 p.m. 2/4 Sat. at Princeton TBA 2/10 Fri. CORNELL 7:00 p.m. 2/11 Sat. COLUMBIA 7:00 p.m. 2/17 Fri. at Harvard 7:00 p.m. 2/18 Sat. at Dartmouth TBA 2/24 Fri. at Columbia TBA 2/25 Sat. at Cornell TBA 3/3 Fri. PRINCETON 7:00 p.m. 3/4 Sat. PENN 7:00 p.m.