Sept. 19, 2001
Brown women's basketball coach Jean Marie Burr, the winningest coach in Brown basketball history (men's or women's), has announced her team's 2001-2002 schedule.
The 12-game home schedule opens with cross-town rival Providence College who the Bears have not played since the '92-'93 season. The two Rhode Island schools will meet up at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m.
The annual Brown Classic tournament will be held on Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2. In the opening game, Brown will face Army at 1:00 p.m. followed by Texas A&M vs. Quinnipiac at 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, the consolation game will be played at 1:00 p.m. and the championship at 3:00 p.m. The Bears will also face non-league opponents Sacred Heart on Monday, December 10 and American International College on Friday, December 21.
Brown's seven game Ivy League home schedule begins with the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday, January 26. Harvard and Dartmouth will visit Pizzitola on Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2.
Coach Burr's team opens its season on Saturday, November, 17 on the road at Fordham. Then the Bears will travel across the state of Rhode Island for their 22nd meeting with URI on Tuesday, November 20.
The Brown women's road schedule will be highlighted by two holiday tournaments. On the weekend of November 24-25, the Bears will participate in the University of Illinois at Chicago Tournament. The tournament features Alcorn State, Air Force, and UIC.
The Bears will also travel to Malibu, CA for the Pepperdine Tournament on Friday, December 28 and Saturday, December, 29. George Washington, Oklahoma State and Pepperdine will round out the rest of the field. Before returning home to Providence, the women will play at Portland State on Monday, December 31.
Nine letterwinners and four starters return to coach Burr's Brown basketball squad, as they look to regain the championship form of the mid-90s with an experienced, deep and talented roster. Leading the way will be senior guard Rada Pavichevich who was a Second Team All-Ivy selection last season. Sophomore Nyema Mitchell, a member of the All-Ivy Rookie Team and the league's leading shot blocker a year ago will also be a strong contributor. With experienced starters and a strong freshman class, Brown looks to compete for the top spot in the league.