NASSAU, The Bahamas – Florida and Ohio State join eight other Division I women’s basketball teams in a standout field set to compete in the 2023 Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship, Nov. 20 and 22, at the Baha Mar Convention, Arts & Entertainment Center.
The eight other teams previously announced include Columbia (28-6, 12-2 Ivy League in 2022-23), East Carolina (23-10, 11-5 American Athletic), Georgia (22-12, 9-7 Southeastern), Oklahoma State (21-12, 10-8 Big 12), Penn State (14-17, 4-14 Big Ten), Purdue (19-11, 9-8 Big Ten), Seton Hall (19-15, 10-10 Big East) and USC (21-10, 11-7 Pac-12).
In all, nine of the 10 teams participating in the event competed in postseason play in 2022-23. Six squads qualified for the NCAA Tournament (East Carolina, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Purdue and USC) while three others took part in the WNIT (Columbia, Florida and Seton Hall).
Ohio State (28-8, 12-6 Big Ten) advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament last season while Florida (19-15, 5-11 SEC) advanced to the 2023 WNIT quarterfinals.
The non-bracketed Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship gives schools the opportunity to play a pair of games against some of the top women’s basketball programs in the nation. Virginia Tech, who won both of its contests in the 2022 event, parlayed its experience into winning the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and achieving the program’s first NCAA Final Four appearance last season. Stanford started the 2021-22 season at Baha Mar en route to a Final Four finish while Pink Flamingo participants NC State, Indiana and Maryland advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
The complete schedule for the 2023 event follows:
Monday, Nov. 20
- Georgia vs. Columbia – 11 a.m. ET
- East Carolina vs. Ohio State – 1:30 p.m.
- Florida vs. Purdue – 4 p.m.
- Oklahoma State vs. Penn State – 6:30 p.m.
- USC vs. Seton Hall – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22
- Seton Hall vs. East Carolina – 11 a.m. ET
- Columbia vs. Florida – 1:30 p.m.
- Purdue vs. Georgia – 4 p.m.
- Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State – 6:30 p.m.
- Penn State vs. USC – 9 p.m.
All 10 games of the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship will be broadcast on FloHoops.
MORE THAN BASKETBALL AWAITS AT THE BEAUTIFUL BAHA MAR RESORT
The remarkable Baha Mar resort serves as the backdrop to this basketball showcase. Anchored by Grand Hyatt and featuring SLS Baha Mar and Rosewood Baha Mar, the resort is situated on 1,000 acres overlooking Nassau’s famous turquoise ocean waters. The destination resort boasts more than 2,300 rooms, the largest casino in the Caribbean, a $200 million luxury water park, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the Caribbean’s first and only flagship ESPA Spa and a collection of more than 45 restaurants and lounges.
VIP PACKAGES AND TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Basketball fans interested in attending the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship can purchase VIP packages available online at www.bahamarhoops.com. Amenities include a four-night stay at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, two courtside tickets to all 10 games of the Pink Flamingo Championship, round-trip ground transportation from the airport and resort, two daily breakfast voucher and personal concierge service. (Airfare not included in the packages.)
Fans wishing to purchase tickets and rooms separately can do so at www.bahamarhoops.com.