2023 Women's Baha Mar Hoops Championship

UGA Women's Basketball Tops Columbia WBB In Baha Mar Hoops Opener

UGA Women's Basketball Tops Columbia WBB In Baha Mar Hoops Opener

Georgia Women's Basketball took down Ivy League Champion Columbia and star Abbey Hsu in the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship opening game.

Nov 20, 2023 by Joe Harrington

Georgia senior Zoesha Smith dominated Columbia, scoring 18 points and the Bulldogs limited Columbia star Abbey Hsu to just 10 points as Georgia won its opening game at the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship in Nassau, Bahamas. 

The Bulldogs led 37-29 at halftime, but the defending Ivy League regular season champions stormed back to take a 47-46 led heading into the fourth quarter. But the Bulldogs started the quarter on a 14-0 run to put the game out of reach. Georgia outscored Columbia 27-9 in the final frame. 

Georgia won 73-56. 

Smith, a valuable role player for the 4-1 Bulldogs started the first two games for Georgia, but came off the bench the past two before returning to the starting lineup in the Baha Mar opener. She shot 8-for-11 and grabbed 7 rebounds. 

Abbey Hsu, Columbia Women’s Basketball Go Cold In Second Half

Columbia star Hsu, who is on the Naismith Watchlist and set the record for most 3-pointers in a season, scored 10 points in the first half, but none in the second. 

Hsu set an Ivy League record with 112 3-pointers in a season in 2022-2023. So far her senior season is off to a good start. She came to Nassau averaging 21.3 points per game in four contest while averaging 37 minutes a game and 7.5 rebounds. 

Her shooting stroke, however, has been a bit off, starting the year shooting just 25.8 from long distance, but she was 1-for-1 the Lions crushed Georgia. She shot 3-for-12 overall against the Bulldogs. 

Who’s Next On The Georgia WBB Schedule?

Georgia will play Purdue on Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. at the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship.

Who’s Next On The Columbia WBB Schedule?

Columbia will play another SEC opponent in Florida on Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship

How To Watch Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship

All the games will stream live on FloHoops and the FloSports app. Breaking news, highlights and replays will also be available on both platforms. 

Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship Teams

The teams are: 

  • Georgia 
  • Columbia
  • East Carolina 
  • No. 7 Ohio State 
  • Florida 
  • Purdue 
  • Oklahoma State 
  • Penn State
  • No. 21 USC 
  • Seton Hall

Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship Schedule

Here is the Nov. 20 schedule:

  • Georgia 73, Columbia 56
  • East Carolina vs. No. 7 Ohio State, 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Florida vs. Purdue, 4 p.m. ET
  • Oklahoma State vs. Penn State 6:30 p.m. ET 
  • No. 21 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. 7 Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Penn State vs. No. 21 USC, 9 p.m. ET

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