PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A 28-game slate, including six postseason participants from 2012-13, highlight Brown women's basketball's 2013-14 regular season schedule in an announcement made by Head Coach Jean Marie Burr. The Bears will welcome 11 opponents to the friendly confines of Williams Court.
"We are very excited about the 2013-14 season. We have a challenging non-conference schedule which will prepare us for a very competitive Ivy League round-robin slate. Our five seniors have done a great job providing leadership during the preseason and we are looking forward to getting the season underway," said Coach Burr.
Entering their 40th season, the Bears will open at home in the Pizzitola Sports Center against Lafayette, as part of a doubleheader, on Nov. 10.
Brown sets its sights on the road for the next five games with non-conference action against Saint Peter's (Nov. 16) and in-state rival Bryant (Nov. 20). Back-to-Back matchups against postseason participants in Army (Nov. 23) and Navy (Nov. 29, Navy Classic) will give the Bears a strong test before they conclude the Navy Classic against UMBC on Nov. 30. The Black Knights fell in the first round of the 2013 WNIT against Fordham while the No. 15-seeded Midshipmen dropped a 61-41 to the No. 2 seeded Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament.
The Bears will return home for their next three games, first for a Dec. 4 tip-off against Ocean State rival, Rhode Island. That weekend, the Bears will host the annual Brown BEAR Basketball Classic, facing off against Maine in the first game on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. That will be followed by Morgan State versus Fairfield at 4 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Bears will take on either Morgan State or Fairfield at 4 p.m.
After a three-week holiday break, Brown will travel to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Christmas Invitational. The Bears will take on Hampton (Dec. 29), a 15-seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, and either host Georgia Tech or Alabama State on Dec. 30.
The new year will open up with a home game against New Hampshire (Jan. 3). The Bears then welcome Vermont on Jan. 6 for the annual Elementary School Students Day with a special 11:30 a.m. tip-off. They finish their non-conference slate with a road tilt against NJIT (Jan. 11).
The Bears kick off its Ivy League slate at home against rival Yale on Jan. 17 and will conclude the home-and-home series with a rematch against the Bulldogs the following week (Jan. 24). They finish out January with road games against the Big Red of Cornell (Jan. 31) and the Lions of Columbia (Feb. 1).
The Bears return home the following weekend against WNIT participant, Harvard (Feb. 7) and Dartmouth (Feb. 8). The matchup against the Big Green will be the annual Play 4 Kay Pink Game as the Bears will look to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
A marquee matchup on the road versus defending Ivy League Champion, Princeton, is set for Feb. 14 with the Bears traveling to Philadelphia the next night to take on WBI semifinalist, Penn at the Palestra. Other February matchups include home games against Columbia (Feb. 21), Cornell (Feb. 22), and Penn (Feb. 28).
On March 1, the Bears will honor their five seniors prior to tip-off against the visiting Princeton Tigers, before concluding Ivy League play on the road against Dartmouth (March 7) and Harvard (March 8).