Sept. 15, 2008
Providence, Rhode Island - First-year Brown University men's basketball coach Jesse Agel has announced his team's 2008-2009 basketball schedule, with the Bears opening the season on November 14, 2008 on the road against Rhode Island at the Ryan Center. The Bears launch their home season by battling Big 10 foe Northwestern on Saturday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m.
A challenging non-league slate features the Bears playing all three of the other Division I teams in Rhode island, URI (11/14), Providence College (12/3) at the Dunkin Donuts Center, and home against Bryant on January 10.
Brown travels to Fairfax, Virginia to play Jim Larranaga's George Mason team on November 17th, and has additional non-league road games against Holy Cross (11/19), New Hampshire (12/6), Wagner (12/21), with a southern trip to American (1/2) and Virginia (1/6).
In addition to the Northwestern and Bryant games at home, Brown will host four more non-league home games at the Pizzitola Sports Center in addition to its seven game Ivy League home schedule. Army, Eastern Michigan, 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 16th and will travel to New Haven to battle the Elis the following week on January 23.
Former Brown coach Glen Miller brings his Penn squad to the Pizzitola Sports Center on February 13, while Princeton visits Providence the following night (2/14). The Bears will also host Columbia (2/20), defending Ivy Champion Cornell (2/21), Harvard (3/6) and Dartmouth (3/7).
2008-2009 Brown Men's Basketball Schedule
11/14 Fri. at Rhode Island 7:00 p.m. 11/17 Mon. at George Mason 7:00 p.m. 11/19 Wed. at Holy Cross 7:00 p.m. 11/22 Sat. NORTHWESTERN 7:00 p.m. 11/26 Wed. ARMY 7:00 p.m. 11/29 Sat EASTERN MICHIGAN 1:00 p.m. 12/3 Wed. at Providence 7:00 p.m. 12/6 Sat. at New Hampshire 1:00 p.m. 12/9 Tue. HARTFORD 7:00 p.m. 12/21 Sun at Wagner 4:00 p.m. 12/29 Mon. QUINNIPIAC 1:00 p.m. 1/2 Fri. at American 7:30 p.m. 1/6 Tue. at Virginia 7:00 p.m. 1/10 Sat. BRYANT 4:00 p.m. 1/16 Fri. YALE 7:00 p.m. 1/23 Fri at Yale 7:00 p.m. 1/30 Fri. at Cornell 7:00 p.m. 1/31 Sat. at Columbia 7:00 p.m. 2/6 Fri. at Dartmouth 7:00 p.m. 2/7 Sat. at Harvard 7:00 p.m. 2/13 Fri. PENN 7:00 p.m. 2/14 Sat. PRINCETON 7:00 p.m. 2/20 Fri. COLUMBIA 7:00 p.m. 2/21 Sat. CORNELL 7:00 p.m. 2/27 Fri. at Princeton 7:30 p.m. 2/28 Sat. at Penn 7:00 p.m. 3/6 Fri. HARVARD 7:00 p.m. 3/7 Sat. DARTMOUTH 7:00 p.m.
Head Coach: Jesse Agel (Vermont '84)