PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University women's basketball will host 13 home games, play in tournaments in California and Rhode Island, and aim to make a return trip to the Ivy League Tournament as part of its 2017-18 schedule, head coach Sarah Behn announced on Thursday.
Highlights from the Bears' schedule include a trip to the state of California for a tournament at the University of the Pacific from Nov. 24-25, a home contest against the University of California, Berkeley on Nov. 12, and the second annual Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament from Dec. 2-3.
The Bears close the regular season with 14 straight Ivy League games with their sights set on earning a spot in the Ivy League Tournament via a top-four finish in the conference standings.
Brown opens its 2017-18 slate with a home game against in-state rival, Bryant, on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1:00 p.m. The team plays at Central Connecticut State on Nov. 16 prior to hosting Cal on Nov. 19. The game against the Golden Bears will mark Brown's first-ever home game against a Pac-12 opponent and second-ever contest against a Pac-12 foe.
The Bears will then make a trip to the Golden State themselves, playing in a tournament at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., from Nov. 24-25. Brown opens the tournament with a game against Hampton on Nov. 24 and will play either Pacific or San Jose State the following day.
After returning from California, Brown hosts Holy Cross on Nov. 29 before competing in the Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament from Dec. 2-3. In the second annual event, the Bears will open with host Providence College in the semifinals on Dec. 3 and take on either Bryant or Rhode Island the next afternoon.
Prior to final exams for the fall semester, the team will host Sacred Heart (Dec. 6) and play at Colgate (Dec. 10). The Bears close out the 2017 calendar year with a home game against Boston University (Dec. 22) and a road game at Howard (Dec. 31).
Brown hosts its fifth annual Education Day game when the Bears play Johnson & Wales University on Jan. 5 at noon. As part of "What I Want to be Day," local elementary and middle school students will hear professionals speak about their fields prior to attending the game.
The Bears then begin their conference slate at Yale on Jan. 12 before hosting the Bulldogs on Jan. 19. Brown plays its first back-to-back Ivy League weekend at Dartmouth (Jan. 26) and at Harvard (Jan. 27).
The team hosts its first full conference weekend with match-ups against reigning Ivy League champion Penn (Feb. 2) and Princeton (Feb. 3). The Bears complete the first half of the league round robin with contests at Cornell (Feb. 9) and at Columbia (Feb. 10).
Over the final three weeks of the regular season the Bears host four straight games against Harvard (Feb. 16), Dartmouth (Feb. 17), Columbia (Feb. 23), and Cornell (Feb. 24) before concluding the regular season on the road at Princeton (Mar. 2) and Penn (Mar. 3).
The 2018 Ivy League Tournament will take place at The Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa., from Mar. 10-11 with the top four teams in the conference standings qualifying for the tournament.
Video of all Brown women's basketball home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.
Tickets for all Brown women's basketball games can be purchased online, by calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or by walking up to the box office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.