NASSAU, The Bahamas – Eight NCAA Division I women’s basketball teams, seven of which qualified for postseason play in 2022-23, will appear in the 2023 Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship, Nov. 20 and 22, at the Baha Mar Resort. That number could rise as well as two additional spots remain to be finalized in the 10-team field.
Squads making the trip to the beautiful Baha Mar Resort 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).
Five of the eight teams committed to play advanced to the 2023 NCAA Tournament, including East Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Purdue and USC. Columbia and Seton Hall both played in the WNIT, with Columbia finishing as runners up in the event.
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.
Seven of eight teams finalized for Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship
Seven mid-major Division I men’s basketball teams are scheduled to play in the 2023 Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship, Nov. 24-26, at the Baha Mar Resort.
The partial field currently includes Brown (14-13, 7-7 Ivy League in 2022-23), Delaware (17-16, 8-10 Colonial Athletic Association), George Washington (16-16, 10-8 Atlantic 10), UIC (12-20, 4-16 Missouri Valley), Kansas City (11-21, 7-11 Summit League), Middle Tennessee (19-14, 11-9 Conference USA) and Ohio (19-14, 10-8 Mid-American).
Five teams that competed in the 2022 event went on to post at least 20 victories this past season, highlighted by Vermont qualifying for the NCAA Tournament; North Texas winning the postseason NIT; and San Jose State appearing in the CBI.
The complete field for both events along with tournament schedule, ticket information and streaming details will be announced at a later date.