Brown Announces Its 2009-2010 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Brown Announces Its 2009-2010 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Providence, Rhode Island -  Brown men’s basketball coach Jesse Agel will launch an ambitious 31-game schedule that opens on the road at St. Francis (NY) on Friday, November 13.  This year’s schedule features five teams that qualified for last year’s NCAA Championship and a school-record 31 games.  Among the highlights of the 2009-2010 slate are two Big East teams ( Providence, St. John’s), a Big 10 (Minnesota) and ACC opponent (Virginia Tech), and a home game against cross-state rival Rhode Island, before the Bears open their Ivy League schedule on the road against Yale on January 15.

Following its season opener against the Terriers, Agel’s squad will compete in the Philly Hoop Group Classic over the next two weeks.  The Bears open the Philly Hoop Group Classic by traveling to Blacksburg, Virginia, to battle Virginia Tech on November 15, and will face the St. John’s Red Storm at Carnesecca Arena in Queens, NY, on November 20.  The tournament continues at the Palestra in Philadelphia, with the Bears facing Philadelphia Sciences on 11/27, and Siena on 11/28.

Brown will once again play all three of Rhode Island’s Division I teams, and will open its home season at the Pizzitola Sports Center on November 18 against Rhode Island.  The Bears will battle cross-town rival Providence on December 7 at the Dunkin Donuts Center, and will travel to Bryant on November 25.

The Bears will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers on December 5, and will play additional non-league road games at Quinnipiac (12/22), Sacred Heart (12/30) and Army (1/6).

In addition to playing the Rhody Rams at home, Brown will host non-league opponents Maine (11/22), Holy Cross (12/2), Keane State (12/28), American (1/2) and Wagner (1/4) at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

Brown opens its Ivy League schedule on the road against Yale January 15th in New Haven, and return home for a rematch with the Elis on January 22. Princeton visits Providence on January 29, followed by Penn and former Brown coach Glen Miller on January 30. The Bears will also host Dartmouth (2/12) and Harvard (2/13), and two-time defending Ivy Champion Cornell (3/5) and Columbia (3/6) on the final regular season weekend.

2009-2010 Brown Men’s Basketball Schedule

11/13    Fri.    at St. Francis (NY)            TBA
11/15    Sun.    Philly Hoop Group Classic
                     at Virginia Tech            TBA
11/18    Wed.    RHODE ISLAND            7:00 p.m.
11/20    Fri.    Philly Hoop Group Classic
                      at St. John’s                TBA
11/22    Sun.    MAINE                TBA
11/25    Wed.  at Bryant                TBA
11/27    Fri.    Philly Hoop Group Classic
                     vs. University of the Sciences
                     Palestra, Philadelphia        TBA
11/28    Sat.   Philly Hoop Group Classic
                     vs. Siena
                     Palestra, Philadelphia        TBA
12/2    Wed.   HOLY CROSS            7:00 p.m.
12/5    Sat.    at Minnesota                TBA
12/7    Mon.    at Providence                TBA
12/22  Wed.    at Quinnipiac                7:00 p.m.
12/28  Mon.    KEANE                TBA
12/30  Wed.    at Sacred Heart            TBA
1/2    Sat.      AMERICAN                TBA
1/4    Mon.     WAGNER                7:00 p.m.
1/6    Wed.    at Army                TBA
1/15  Fri.      at Yale                    TBA
1/22  Fri.      YALE                    TBA
1/29  Fri.      PRINCETON            7:00 p.m.
1/30  Sat.     PENN                    7:00 p.m.
2/5    Fri.      at Columbia                TBA
2/6    Sat.     at Cornell                TBA
2/12  Fri.      DARTMOUTH            7:00 p.m.
2/13  Sat.     HARVARD                7:00 p.m.
2/19  Fri.      at Penn                    TBA
2/20  Sat.     at Princeton                TBA
2/26  Fri.      at Harvard                TBA
2/27  Sat.     at Dartmouth                TBA
3/5    Fri.      CORNELL                7:00 p.m.
3/6    Sat.     COLUMBIA                7:00 p.m.

Head Coach:  Jesse Agel
Assistant Coaches:  Lamar Barrett, TJ Sorrentine, Kyle Cieplicki