Women’s Basketball Announces 2009-10 Schedule

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Providence, RI- Brown women’s basketball coach Jean Marie Burr has recently announced the team’s 2009-10 schedule.  Along with the ever-challenging Ivy League slate, the Bears open its season at home on Nov. 13 against cross-town rival Providence College for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.  The Bears will compete in three tournaments, including its own Brown BEAR Basketball Classic, as the 2009-10 schedule highlights three Big East teams (Providence, Seton Hall and Syracuse), an SEC opponent (South Carolina) and an ACC squad (Georgia Tech) that made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year. 

            After opening its season with the Friars, Brown follows it up with the Patriot League’s American University on Nov. 18 and Central Connecticut on Saturday, Nov. 21 for 7:00 p.m. games.   Brown is then slated to play Bryant in Smithfield in Nov. 24 before heading to Long Island University’s Thanksgiving Tournament (Nov. 27-28) where it will compete against LIU, Seton Hall or Georgia Tech. 

            The Bears challenge Boston University (Dec. 2) at the Pizzitola Sports Center at 7:00 p.m., and then host its annual Brown BEAR Basketball Classic.  Among the teams competing are the University of Massachusetts, Quinnipiac and Morgan State.  Before winter break the Bears will play Rhode Island in Kingston on Dec. 9 at 7:00 p.m., and will be off until the Hawk Classic (Dec. 28-29) hosted by St. Joseph’s where they could matchup against SJU, Boston University and/or the South Carolina.

            Brown will host Albany at 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 6 and then travels to New York for an away contest against Syracuse on the 10th to complete its non-conference schedule.   Ivy League competition commences with a home-and-home series with Yale, as Brown hosts the Bulldogs on Friday, Jan. 15 and then travels to New Haven on the 22nd. 

            The full slate of Ivy League games takes place the following weekend as Brown heads to Princeton and Penn (Jan. 29-30) before hosting Columbia and Cornell (Feb. 5-6) for 7:00 p.m. games.   The Bears travel to Dartmouth and Harvard (Feb. 12-13) and will then close out February with four home contests with Penn and Princeton (Feb. 19-20) and Harvard and Dartmouth (Feb. 26-27).  Brown concludes its regular season on the road as it takes on Cornell (March 5) and Columbia (March 6).