Sept. 15, 2006
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University men's basketball coach Craig Robinson has announced his team's 2006-2007 basketball schedule, with the Bears opening the season on November 8, 2006 against Michigan State at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The game against the Spartans will be televised live on ESPNU.
The first round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at East Lansing, Michigan, will also feature Central Michigan and Youngstown State, with the winner of the two-game tournament advancing to Madison Square Garden, November 16-17.
A challenging non-league slate continues with the Bears battling both Providence (11/18) and Rhode Island (12/5) this season. Robinson has also scheduled non-league games against Northwestern, where he worked as an assistant coach for the last six years, Navy, Wagner, Albany, UC-Davis, and SMU. In addition, the Bears will compete in the Flint Hills Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas, facing Western Illinois on December 29, and either Texas Corpus Christi or Howard on December 30.
Brown will host three non-league home games in addition to its seven game Ivy League home schedule. Army, Quinnipiac and Hartford will all compete at the Pizzitola Sports Center before the Ivy League season heats up in January.
The Bears open their Ivy League schedule at home against Yale January 13th and will travel to New Haven to battle the Elis the following week on January 20.
Brown fans will be circling their calendars for the Bears' February 2, 2007 match-up at home against defending Ivy champion Penn and former head coach Glen Miller. Princeton comes to the Pizzitola Sports Center the following night (2/3). The Bears will also host Harvard (2/16), Dartmouth (2/17), Columbia (2/23) and Cornell (2/24).
2006-2007 Brown University Men's Basketball Schedule
11/8- Wed.- Coaches vs. Cancer Classic- E. Lansing MI vs. Michigan State (ESPNU) 7:00 p.m. Youngstown St. vs. Central Michigan TBA 11/9 Thu. Coaches vs. Cancer Classic - E. Lansing MI First Game TBA Second Game TBA 11/14 Tue. at Navy 7:00 p.m. 11/16- Thu.- Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, New York City TBA 11/17 Fri. at Madison Square Garden TBA 11/18 Sat. at Providence 7:30 p.m. 11/21 Tue. at Northwestern TBA 11/25 Sat. ARMY 2:00 p.m. 11/28 Tue. at Wagner 7:00 p.m. 12/2 Sat. QUINNIPIAC 2:00 p.m. 12/5 Tue. at Rhode Island TBA 12/9 Sat. at Albany TBA 12/22 Fri. HARTFORD 12:00 noon 12/29- Fri.- at Flint Hills Resources Classic, Corpus Christi, TX Brown vs. Western Illinois 5:00 p.m. Texas Corpus Christi vs. Howard 7:30 p.m. 12/30 Sat. Consolation/Championship 5:00/7:30 p.m. 1/2 Tue. at UC-Davis TBA 1/6 Sat. at SMU TBA 1/13 Sat. YALE TBA 1/20 Sat. at Yale TBA 1/26 Fri. at Dartmouth TBA 1/27 Sat. at Harvard TBA 2/2 Fri. PENNSYLVANIA 7:00 p.m. 2/3 Sat. PRINCETON 7:00 p.m. 2/9 Fri. at Cornell 7:00 p.m. 2/10 Sat. at Columbia 7:00 p.m. 2/16 Fri. HARVARD 7:00 p.m. 2/17 Sat. DARTMOUTH 7:00 p.m. 2/23 Fri. COLUMBIA 7:00 p.m. 2/24 Sat. CORNELL 7:00 p.m. 3/2 Fri. at Princeton TBA 3/3 Sat. at Pennsylvania 7:00 p.m.