July 7, 2003
Providence, RI -
Brown men's basketball coach Glen Miller, coming off a NIT post-season berth and a second place finish in the Ivy League standings, has announced his team's 2003-2004 basketball schedule.
The schedule features 11 home games at the Pizzitola Sports Center, including a December 3, 2003 match-up against the Rhode Island Rams, who also earned an NIT berth last year. Brown's other non-league home opponents include Wagner, an NCAA tournament team last year, Wright State and Central Connecticut.
The big Princeton/Penn home weekend comes early with the Bears battling the Tigers on Friday, January 30, and coming back with the Quakers on Saturday, January 31. Last year's games sold out at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
In addition, the Bears will play Ivy League home games against Yale on January 24, Cornell and Columbia on February 6 and 7, and Dartmouth and Harvard on February 27 and 28.
Miller's team will also face a tough non-league road slate, highlighted by a match-up with Providence College, who earned an NIT berth last year, on December 9 at the Dunkin Donuts Center, and a game against the ACC's Wake Forest on January 6 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Brown will travel to Rider on November 11 to open its 2003-2004 season and will also be on the road for the Maine Tournament (November 28-29), and against Ohio (December 6), Holy Cross (December 21), Stony Brook (December 30) and Hartford (January 4).
The Bears will be on the road for seven Ivy League contests, opening its Ivy season against Yale in New Haven on January 17. Brown will travel to Harvard and Dartmouth on February 13 and 14, Penn and Princeton on February 20 and 21, and will conclude its regular season at Columbia and Cornell on March 5 and 6.
Despite the graduation of two of the top three scorers in Brown basketball history, Brown head coach Glen Miller expects the Bears to be in the think of the Ivy League title chase once again. The Bears return three starters, including first team All-Ivy Jason Forte, who averaged 13.0 points a game and set a new school record for assists in a season (155).
Last year's team earned an NIT post-season appearance with 17 wins, tying the school-record for the second straight season, and posted a school-record 12-2 Ivy mark, including its first-season ever sweep of Princeton.
2003-2004 Brown University Men's Basketball Schedule
11/21 Fri. at Rider 7:30 p.m. 11/25 Tue. WAGNER 7:00 p.m. 11/28- Fri. Maine Invitational Brown vs. Maine-Fort Kent 8:00 p.m. 11/29 Sat. Maine Invitational Brown vs. Maine 8:00p.m. 12/3 Wed. RHODE ISLAND 7:00 p.m. 12/6 Sat. at Ohio TBA 12/9 Tue. at Providence TBA 12/21 Sun. at Holy Cross TBA 12/28 Sun. WRIGHT STATE 2:00 p.m. 12/30 Tue. at Stony Brook TBA 1/4 Sun. at Hartford 4:00 p.m. 1/6 Tue. at Wake Forest 7:00 p.m. 1/9 Fri. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT 7:00 p.m. 1/17 Sat. at Yale TBA 1/24 Sat. YALE 7:00 p.m. 1/30 Fri. PRINCETON 7:00 p.m. 1/31 Sat PENN 7:00 p.m. 2/6 Fri. CORNELL 7:00 p.m. 2/7 Sat. COLUMBIA 7:00 p.m. 2/13 Fri. at Harvard 8:00 p.m. 2/14 Sat. at Dartmouth TBA 2/20 Fri. at Penn TBA 2/21 Sat. at Princeton TBA 2/27 Fri. DARTMOUTH 7:00 p.m. 2/28 Sat. HARVARD 7:00 p.m. 3/5 Fri. at Columbia TBA 3/6 Sat. at Cornell TBA
Head Coach: Glen Miller