The No. 10 USC Trojans (3-0) and No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes (2-1) spotlight the 10-team Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship in Nassau, Bahamas.
Whereas the event won’t function a rematch of the season opener between the 2 groups, when the Trojans upset the higher-ranked Buckeyes behind a blinding faculty debut from JuJu Watkins, 10 intriguing video games will happen on the Baha Mar Conference, Arts & Leisure Heart.
Every workforce will play two video games within the non-bracketed event. The primary set of video games begins Monday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. ET. The second set of 5 video games is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 22, with the primary contest once more starting at 11 a.m. ET. All video games can be found on FloHoops.
Right here’s a fast rundown of the ten taking part groups:
No. 10 USC Trojans (3-0)
Will JuJu Watkins flip the Pink Flamingo Championship into her private showcase? Arriving at USC with sky-high expectations, the freshman guard has thrived via any further stress. Watkins’ 28.3 factors per recreation not solely leads the Trojans, but in addition places her second within the nation in scoring—behind solely Iowa’s Caitlin Clark.
But, USC is undefeated as a result of the Ladies of Troy’s expertise extends past the freshman phenom. Junior middle Rayah Marshall serves as a gradual inside presence for the Trojans with 9.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per recreation.
Monday, Nov. 20: vs. Seton Corridor Pirates (9 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (9 p.m. ET)
No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes (2-1)
Nothing spoils a visit to the Bahamas like having to face Ohio State’s protection. At the very least, that’s the sentiment the Buckeyes hope to encourage of their opponents.
Since dropping the opener to aforementioned USC, Ohio State has cruised to a pair of convincing wins; they need to do the identical towards East Carolina and Oklahoma State. After struggling towards the Trojans, sophomore star Cotie McMahon has turned in two highly-efficient video games of twenty-two and 24 factors. Fifth-year guard Jacy Sheldon is doing Jacy Sheldon things, making an impression in all areas of the sport with 18.3 factors, 3.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and a couple of.3 steals per recreation.
Monday, Nov. 20: vs. East Carolina Pirates (1:30 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: vs. Oklahoma State Cowgirls (6:30 p.m. ET)
Georgia Girl Bulldogs (3-1)
It’s been a considerably uneven begin to the season for the Girl Dawgs. A too-close first half in an eventual season opening win over NC A&T was adopted by pitiful first quarter in an eventual loss to Belmont. Georgia since has two-straight wins by not less than 20 factors, suggesting they’re discovering their kind.
With 9 gamers seeing not less than 10 minutes per recreation, the Dawgs have dependable depth. Nevertheless, successful persistently requires star energy. To date, fifth-year large Javyn Nicholson is doing her finest to imagine that function, main Georgia with 14.5 factors and 9.5 rebounds per recreation.
Monday, Nov. 20: vs. Columbia Lions (11 a.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: vs. Purdue Boilermakers (4 p.m. ET)
Columbia Lions (2-2)
Final week, Columbia gave Duke fairly the scare, falling by simply 4 factors at dwelling. The Lions may have two extra alternatives to finest a Energy 5 opponent, assembly a pair of SEC groups in Georgia and Florida in Nassau.
Senior guard Abbey Hsu has been excellent for Columbia, main the Lions with 21.3 factors and seven.5 rebounds per recreation. She was named Ivy League Player of the Week for for the season’s first week. In Columbia’s second recreation of the season, a victory over one other Pink Flamingo Championship participant in Seton Corridor, Hsu grew to become the Ivy League’s all-time chief in 3-pointers made.
Monday, Nov. 20: vs. Georgia Girl Bulldogs (11 a.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: vs. Florida Gators (1:30 p.m. ET)
East Carolina Pirates (2-1)
Named the American Athletic Convention (AAC) Preseason Participant of the 12 months, Danae McNeal has lived as much as such expectations to begin the season. The senior guard has scored 19 factors per recreation, whereas additionally snagging nearly 5 steals per contest. Freshman guard Karina Gordon has offered an off-the-bench spark for the Pirates. The AAC Freshman of the Week for the primary week of the season, Gordon opened her collegiate profession with seven fast factors within the first half of East Carolina’s win over Elon.
Each gamers will have to be at their finest—or higher than their finest—to beat the swarming perimeter protection of Ohio State.
Monday, Nov. 20: vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (1:30 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: vs. Seton Corridor Pirates (11 a.m. ET)
Florida Gators (3-1)
For 3 quarters, Florida held No. 12 FSU in test, however a fourth-quarter explosion from the Seminoles prevented the Gators from having fun with the upset of their in-state rivals on Friday. In video games towards a pair of pesky groups in Purdue and Columbia, Florida can show the teachings realized, sustaining the defensive self-discipline wanted to defeat prime groups.
On the offense finish, the Gators can maintain turning to Aliyah Matharu. The senior guard, who lastly debuted for the Gators this season after transferring from Texas, has not dissatisfied. She leads Florida with 19.2 factors, 4 assists and two steals per recreation.
Monday, Nov. 20: vs. Purdue Boilermakers (4 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: vs. Columbia Lions (1:30 p.m. ET)
Purdue Boilermakers (2-1)
Whereas a greater than 40-point loss at UCLA to open the season confirmed Purdue the extreme separation between their standing and that of the nation’s finest, the Boilermakers haven’t been deterred, responding with a pair of dwelling wins.
The most recent victory over an upstart Texas A&M workforce is especially encouraging. The Boilermakers held the Aggies to 58 factors as fifth-year guard Abbey Ellis and freshman guard Rashunda Jones offered matching 20-point performances. Fifth-year guard Jeanae Terry dished 10 assists, whereas sixth-year ahead Caitlyn Harper grabbed 11 boards.
With related team-wide efforts, the Boilermakers can take down two extra SEC groups.
Monday, Nov. 20: vs. Florida Gators (4 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: vs. Georgia Girl Bulldogs (4 p.m. ET)
Oklahoma State Cowgirls (2-1)
The Cowgirls have determined that the three is the important thing to victory. It practically proved true when Oklahoma State took on a top-five Colorado workforce in Boulder on Sunday, Nov. 12.
The Cowgirls tried 28 3-pointers and made 15 of them—good for 53.6 p.c. Junior guard Anna Gret Asi made six triples and senior ahead Lior Garzon added 4, whereas freshman guard Stailee Heard went 3-for4 from deep. The Buffaloes, in distinction, made solely six pictures from behind arc. That 9 3-pointer—and 27-point—benefit put Oklahoma State in place for the upset, till they allowed Colorado to attain 30 factors within the fourth quarter.
Sharper protection, to associate with their sharp taking pictures, can be wanted in matchups towards towards Penn State and Ohio State.
Monday, Nov. 20: vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (6:30 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: vs. No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes (9 p.m. ET)
Penn State Nittany Lions (4-0)
Whereas it’s disappointing that lingering damage troubles have prevented grad guard Ashley Owusu from making her Penn State debut, it has in any other case been an encouraging begin to the season for the Nittany Lions. With 4 wins, together with a victory over a Big 12 contender in Kansas, Penn State so far seems like a workforce that won’t finish in the cellar of the Big Ten. A win over one other Huge 12 foe in Oklahoma State and a decent effort towards USC ought to have hopes excessive in Blissful Valley.
In Owusu’s absence, Makenna Marisa once more has served because the straw that stirs the drink for the Nittany Lions. The fifth-year senior leads her workforce with 19.8 factors and 4.5 assists per recreation. Impressively, junior guard Leilani Kapinus tops the Nittany Lions in boards and blocks; at 5-foot-10, she’s grabbing 7.8 rebounds and swatting two pictures per recreation.
Monday, Nov. 20: vs. Oklahoma State Cowgirls (6:30 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: vs. No. 10 USC Trojans (9 p.m. ET)
Seton Corridor Pirates (3-1)
A nine-point loss to fellow Pink Flamingo Championship participant Columbia is the one blemish on Seton Corridor’s early season document. In any other case, they’ve collected three resounding victories. Nevertheless, they start the event with fairly the problem—a date with ascendant USC.
Sophomore guard Micah Grey has been stellar to begin the season, taking pictures 57.5 p.c from the sector and 51.9 p.c from 3 as she has scored a team-best 16 factors per recreation. Skilled grad wing Azana Baines has not but settled right into a equally environment friendly offensive rhythm, however she nonetheless is contributing 13.8 factors, 6.3 rebounds and greater than two “stocks” (steals+blocks) per recreation.
Monday, Nov. 20: vs. No. 10 USC Trojans (9 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, Nov. 22: vs. East Carolina Pirates (11 a.m. ET)