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Lady Lions To Face Oklahoma State & USC In Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship

Penn State women’s basketball will begin its season with matchups against two NCAA Tournament teams: Oklahoma State and USC.

The Lady Lions’ two-day competition in the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship in Nassau, Bahamas, features a 10-team field including Penn State, Oklahoma State, USC, Georgia, Columbia, East Carolina, Ohio State, Florida, Purdue, and Seton Hall.

The Nittany Lions will first challenge the Cowgirls at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 22, at the Baha Mar Convention, Arts, and Entertainment Center. Oklahoma State is fresh off a 21-12 season and a first-round loss to Miami in the NCAA Tournament. The Hurricanes outlasted the Cowgirls by one point to end the team’s season.

Then, Carolyn Kieger and Co. will take on soon-to-be Big Ten foe USC at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. The Trojans were outlasted by South Dakota State in overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament following a 21-10 season.

Meanwhile, the Lady Lions produced a 14-17 overall season and a 4-14 record within the Big Ten.

Penn State is the only group in the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship that didn’t participate in postseason play in 2022-23, as six teams from the slate headed to the Big Dance, and the remaining three competed in the WNIT.

Folks can purchase tickets and VIP packages for the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship at the tournament’s website.

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