Ohio State Women’s Basketball Blasts East Carolina In Baha Mar Hoops Opener – FloHoops

Before East Carolina Basketball could adjust to life in the Bahamas, Ohio State Women’s Basketball was already up 8-0. 

The No.15-ranked Buckeyes (3-1) opened the game on a 10-0 run as the Pirates’ press failed to slow down the Big Ten powerhouse early.

Jacy Sheldon scored 20 points and Cotie McMahon added 11 as Ohio State rolled in its first game, 79-55, of the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship in Nassau, Bahamas. 

The Pirates rallied in the second quarter and cut the Ohio State lead to three points. The Buckeyes led 38-32 at halftime, but surged ahead in the third quarter, leading by as many as 19 points in the third frame. That lead only grew. 

The game was a match up between two 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament teams, and the Buckeyes won their third straight game since opening the season with a loss to USC, also in the Bahamas, on Nov. 6, 83-74. Ohio State reached the Elite Eight in 2023 and entered the season ranked No.7 in the nation, the second highest ranked team in the Big Ten to Iowa. 

East Carolina WBB Never Recovered From OSU WBB Fast Start

The Pirates (2-2) never fully recovered from the 10-0 start by Ohio State. Synia Johnson led the way with 14 points. ECU never led in the game. 

East Carolina came to the Bahamas after nearly a week off following a loss to VCU, 55-50. The defending American Athletic Conference Tournament Champion  are coming off a 23-10 season. 

Who’s Next On The Ohio State Women’s Basketball Schedule?

Ohio State will play Oklahoma State on Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. 

Who’s Next On The East Carolina Women’s Basketball Schedule?

ECU will play Seton Hall on Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. 

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Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship Teams

The teams are: 

  • Georgia 
  • Columbia
  • East Carolina 
  • No. 15 Ohio State 
  • Florida 
  • Purdue 
  • Oklahoma State 
  • Penn State
  • No. 8 USC 
  • Seton Hall

Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship Schedule

Here is the Nov. 20 schedule:

  • Georgia 73, Columbia 56
  • Ohio State 79, East Carolina 55
  • Florida vs. Purdue, 4 p.m. ET
  • Oklahoma State vs. 6:30 p.m. ET 
  • No. 8 USC vs. Seton Hall, 9 p.m. ET 

Here is the Nov. 22 schedule: 

  • Seton Hall vs. East Carolina, 11 a.m. ET
  • Columbia vs. Florida, 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Purdue vs. Georgia, 4 p.m. ET
  • No. 15 Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Penn State vs. No. 8 USC, 9 p.m. ET

NCAA Women’s Basketball Rankings For Week 3 (Nov. 20)

  • No. 1 South Carolina (36) 3-0    900    
  • No. 2 UCLA  4-0    837    
  • No. 3 Colorado 4-0    773    
  • No. 4 Stanford 4-0    768    
  • No. 5 Iowa 4-1    678    
  • No. 6 UConn 3-1    672    
  • No. 7 LSU 4-1    642    
  • No. 8 USC 3-0 600
  • No. 9 Virginia Tech 567
  • No. 10 Utah 4-1    518    
  • No. 10 NC State 4-0    518    
  • No. 12 Texas 4-0    517    
  • No. 13 Florida State 4-0    490    
  • No. 14 Baylor 3-0    457    
  • No. 15 Ohio State 2-1     400    
  • No. 16 Kansas State 4-0    368    
  • No. 17 Notre Dame 3-1    343    
  • No. 18 North Carolina 4-0    328    
  • No. 19 Tennessee 3-1    309    
  • No. 20 Louisville 4-0    263    
  • No. 21 Indiana 3-1    259    
  • No. 22 Oklahoma 5-0    146    
  • No. 23 Washington State 5-0    114    
  • No. 24 Ole Miss 4-1    105    
  • No. 25 Mississippi State 5-0    55    

Others receiving votes: Maryland 48, Creighton 10, Marquette 6, Princeton 6, UNLV 1, Davidson 1, Michigan 1

Dropped from rankings: Maryland 20, Creighton 22

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