Columbia women’s basketball will face stiff tests in the 2023-24 nonconference slate.
The Lions will host Duke and Seton Hall at Levien Gym next season in addition to making a previously announced trip to Bahamas to join the Baha Mars Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship 10-team field in November.
It’s never easy to get power-conference competition to come to Ivy gyms, but coach Megan Griffith has succeeded after her program’s WNIT title game appearance in April.
Columbia defeated Seton Hall in November, avenging a loss in the of the 2022 WNIT quarterfinals before securing the program’s first Ivy League championship in March.
The dates of the Duke (26-7, 14-4 ACC) and Seton Hall (19-15, 10-10 Big East) matchups are yet to be released.
Columbia (28-6, 12-2 Ivy) will be joined in the Baha Mars tournament by East Carolina (23-10, 11-5 AAC), Georgia (22-12, 9-7 SEC), Oklahoma State (21-12, 10-8 Big 12), Penn State (14-17, 4-14 Big Ten), Purdue (19-11, 9-8 Big Ten), Seton Hall (19-15, 10-10 Big East), USC (21-10, 11-7 Pac-12) and two other teams to be determined.