July 31, 2001
Brown men's basketball coach Glen Miller, who guided the Bears towards the top of the Ivy League standings last season with a second place finish and a 15-12 overall record, has announced his team's 2001-2002 schedule.
Headlining Brown's 13-game home schedule is the renewal of the Brown vs. URI series, which was discontinued last season due to a scheduling snafu after 75 consecutive years. The 145th game between the two Rhode Island schools will be played at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday, December 28th at 7:00 p.m.
The Bears will play three consecutive home games against Armed Forces teams, facing Army on January 2, Navy on January 5, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on January 7. Brown will also play Wagner and Stony Brook in non-league home games.
Brown's seven game Ivy League home schedule will tip-off against Cornell and Columbia on January 11 and 12. The big Penn/Princeton weekend, which sold out last season, is on Friday and Saturday, February 8 and 9.
Coach Miller's team opens its season on November 16 and 17 at the Central Connecticut Tournament. The Bears will face Vermont in opening round action. Central Connecticut and Buicknell are also in the tournament.
The Bears will travel downtown for the 110th meeting with the Providence College Friars at the Dunkin Donuts Center on Wednesday, November 28. Brown will also battle Northeastern, Holy Cross, and Maine in non-league play on the road.
With tickets at a premium at the Pizzitola Sports Center after last year's successful season, Brown is introducing reserved seating throughout the arena, including the Bears' Den balcony seating. The Bears' Den features reserved chairback seating in the balcony overlooking the main court at the Pizzitola Sports Center. A minimum donation of $100 to the Friends of Brown Basketball is necessary to be eligible for seats in the Bears' Den.
Miller is optimistic that his squad will be in the "hunt" for the Ivy title once again with the return of all five starters and 15 letterwinners. At the top of the class is junior guard Earl Hunt, a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection and top sophomore scorer in Ivy basketball history, along with junior forward Alaivaa Nuualiitia, a second team All-Ivy choice. With experienced personnel and a strong incoming freshman class, Miller has set his team goals at the Ivy League title.
BROWN UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL 2001-2002 SCHEDULE
|Nov. 16||Fri.||at Central Connecticut Tournament|
|Nov. 16||Fri.||Brown vs. Vermont||TBA|
|Nov. 16||Fri.||Central Connecticut vs. Bucknell||TBA|
|Nov. 17||Sat.||at Central Connecticut Tournament|
|Nov. 20||Tue.||at Northeastern||TBA|
|Nov. 24||Sat.||WAGNER||2:00 p.m|
|Nov. 28||Wed.||at Providence||TBA|
|Dec. 1||Sat.||at High Point||TBA|
|Dec. 6||Thu.||at Holy Cross||TBA.|
|Dec. 22||Sat.||STONY BROOK||2:00 p.m.|
|Dec. 28||Fri.||RHODE ISLAND||7:00 p.m.|
|Dec. 30||Sun.||at Maine||TBA|
|Jan. 2||Wed.||ARMY||7:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 5||Sat.||NAVY||2:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 7||Mon.||US COAST GUARD||7:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 11||Fri.||CORNELL||7:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 12||Sat.||COLUMBIA||7:00 p.m.|
|Jan. 19||Sat.||at Yale||TBA|
|Jan. 26||Sat.||YALE||7:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 1||Fri.||at Harvard||7:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 2||Sat.||at Dartmouth||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 8||Fri.||PRINCETON||7:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 9||Sat.||PENN||7:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 15||Fri.||at Columbia||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 16||Sat.||at Cornell||7:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 22||Fri.||at Penn||7:00 p.m.|
|Feb. 23||Sat.||at Princeton||7:30 p.m.|
|Mar. 1||Fri.||DARTMOUTH||7:00 p.m.|
|Mar. 2||Sat.||HARVARD||7:00 p.m.|
Head Coach: Glen Miller (Connecticut '86)