Providence, R.I. - Brown men's basketball coach Mike Martin has released his team's challenging 2017-18 schedule, a slate of games that will prepare the Bears to challenge for the Ivy League title.
"We are excited about the upcoming schedule and believe it will prepare us for another challenging Ivy League season," said Martin. "We have several new faces who will combine with our seasoned veterans to make us a fun team to watch."
The Bears will play six home games before league play starts and seven non-league road games, including three road match-ups against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, who are all projected to be ranked in the Top 25 nationally.
Brown's non-league home games are against Johnson & Wales (11/11), LIU-Brooklyn (11/25), Central Connecticut (12/2), UMass Lowell (12/9), Marist (12/22) and NJIT (1/3).
Coach Martin's squad will be on the road for three games against Ocean State competition, starting with Bryant (11/26) and followed by 2017 NCAA Tournament qualifiers URI (11/28) and Providence (12/6). The Bears will also travel to Quinnipiac (11/13), St. Francis-Brooklyn (11/19), Stony Brook (11/22), and 2017 NCAA Tournament qualifier Northwestern (12/30).
The Ivy League schedule tips-off on Friday, January 12 when the Bears travel to New Haven, CT to battle Yale. The Bulldogs make the return trip to Providence on Friday, January 19 for a match-up against the Bears at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
Brown hosts Ivy League weekends against Dartmouth and Harvard (1/ 26 & 27), against Cornell and Columbia (2/9 & 10), and will wrap-up its regular season at home against NCAA Tournament qualifier Princeton and Penn (3/2 & 3).
Additional Ivy League road games will be played against Penn and Princeton (2/2 & 3), Harvard and Dartmouth (2/16 & 17) and Columbia and Cornell (2/23 & 24).
The Ivy League Basketball Tournament returns to the Palestra in Philadelphia on held March 10-11, with the top four teams competing for the right to represent the Ivy League in the NCAA Basketball Championship. The 2018 Ivy tournament will be featured on the ESPN family of networks.