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Women's Basketball Headed Back to Caribbean

Jul 28, 2021

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State women's basketball team returns to the Caribbean in 2021 as the Cougars will compete at the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship, from the city of Nassau in The Bahamas, Nov. 25-27. 

Baha Mar, the leading resort destination in The Bahamas, revealed today 19 NCAA men's and women's teams who will participate in the newly announced "Baha Mar Hoops" event, making it the largest early season event in all of college basketball. The Pink Flamingo Championship will see six of the seven participating teams having played in last season's NCAA Tournament as well.

The Cougs will see two huge matchups down in The Bahamas, beginning with the University of Miami (FL), Thursday, Nov. 25. The Hurricanes finished 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference a season ago, posting a record of 11-11 overall. Miami is no stranger to NCAA Tournament appearances however, despite failing to qualify during the 2020-21 season as the Hurricanes totaled five consecutive appearances dating back to 2015. WSU and Miami have only met once before, back in 2019 when the two met in the Miami Holiday Classic, hosted by the Hurricanes.
Washington State will then take on North Carolina State, Saturday, Nov. 27. The Wolfpack is coming off a strong 2020-21 after ending the year with a 22-3 overall record, a second place ACC finish, and a Sweet Sixteen run at the NCAA Tournament. These two programs have met twice previously, first back in 1995, and then most recently in 2007 with each of these contests have been played at neutral sites as well.

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