Record 15 Home Games Highlight Brown’s 2011-2012 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Record 15 Home Games Highlight Brown’s 2011-2012 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Providence, Rhode Island – Brown head men's basketball coach Jesse Agel has put together a 31-game men's basketball schedule that includes a school record 15 home games. The Bears will play 14 Ivy League games with five of their first six league games at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Highlighting the non-league schedule are games in the NIT Season Tip-Off at Syracuse, a BIG EAST match-up at Providence College, a Big Ten contest at Iowa, and a home game against interstate rival Rhode Island.


"Our out-of-conference schedule will be a tremendous precursor to what promises to be a very competitive Ivy League," said Agel.  "It's an honor for us to be invited to play in the most prestigious preseason basketball tournament in the country, the NIT Season Tip-Off,  that will kick-off a balanced and challenging non-conference slate."


Brown opens its school record 15-game home schedule against Johnson & Wales on November 11, as a forerunner to the NIT Season Tip-Off, November 14-15 in the Syracuse Carrier Dome.  The Bears are guaranteed four games in the NIT Preseason Tip-Off with additional dates the following week.  The NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals and finals will be held at Madison Square Garden on November 23 and 25. In addition to Syracuse, other possible NIT Season Tip-off opponents include George Mason, Virginia Tech, Stanford and Oklahoma


The Bears' eight-game non-league home schedule also includes games against Hartford (11/19), Rhode Island (11/30), New Hampshire (12/7), Central Connecticut (12/10), Maine (12/23), American (1/2) and Longwood (1/11).


Brown also makes non-league appearances on the road against Sacred Heart (11/27), Iowa (12/3), Providence (12/5) and St. Francis-NY (12/29) and Bryant (1/23).


Agel's squad tips-off its Ivy League schedule with a home-and-home match-up with Yale, traveling to New Haven, CT to face the Elis on January 14, and returning home a week later to host Yale on January 21.  The Bears will also host Dartmouth (1/27), Harvard (1/28), Princeton (2/3), Penn (2/4), Cornell (2/24) and Columbia (2/25).


2011-2012 Brown Men's Basketball Schedule


11/11                        Fri.                   JOHNSON & WALES                           5:00 p.m.                       

11/14                        Mon.                 NIT Season Tip-Off at Syracuse

                                                         Brown vs. Albany                                  TBA

                                                         Syracuse vs. Manhattan                        TBA

11/15                        Tue.                  NIT Season Tip-Off at Syracuse

11/19                        Sat                    HARTFORD                                        5:00 p.m.

11/21-22                   Mon.-Tue.         NIT Season Tip-Off - TBA

11/23&25                  Thu.-Fri.           NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinals and Finals

                                                         at Madison Square Garden

11/27                        Sun.                 at Sacred Heart                                    2:00 p.m.

11/30                        Wed.                 RHODE ISLAND                                 7:30 p.m.

12/3                          Sat.                  at Iowa                                                TBA

12/5                          Mon.                 at Providence                                        7:00 p.m.

12/7                          Wed.                 NEW HAMPSHIRE                              7:30 p.m.

12/10                        Sat.                   CENTRAL CONNECTICUT                   2:00 p.m.

12/23                        Fri.                    MAINE                                                 2:00 p.m.

12/29                        Thu.                  at St. Francis (NY)                                 7:00 p.m.

1/2                            Mon.                  AMERICAN                                          1:00 p.m.

1/11                          Wed.                  LONGWOOD                                       7:00 p.m.

1/14                          Sat.                   at Yale                                                  2:00 p.m.

1/21                          Sat.                   YALE                                                    2:00 p.m.

1/23                          Mon.                  at Bryant                                              7:00 p.m.

1/27                          Fri.                     DARTMOUTH                                      7:00 p.m.

1/28                          Sat.                    HARVARD                                           6:00 p.m.

2/3                            Fri.                     PRINCETON                                        7:00 p.m.

2/4                            Sat.                    PENN                                                  6:00 p.m.

2/10                          Fri.                     at Columbia                                          7:00 p.m.

2/11                          Sat.                    at Cornell                                             7:00 p.m.

2/17                          Fri.                     at Harvard                                            7:00 p.m.

2/18                          Sat.                    at Dartmouth                                       7:00 p.m.

2/24                          Fri.                      CORNELL                                           7:00 p.m.

2/25                          Sat.                    COLUMBIA                                          6:00 p.m.

3/2                            Fri.                      at Penn                                                7:00 p.m.

3/3                            Sat.                     at Princeton                                         TBA


Head Coach:  Jesse Agel