Monday afternoon, Ohio State women’s basketball played in paradise. At the Baha Mar resort in Nassau, Bahamas, the Buckeyes dispatched the East Carolina Pirates, but it wasn’t always an easy feat. It was a game that didn’t match up with the relaxing, tropical, locale. Instead, when the game got away from the Pirates, tensions grew high.
In the third quarter, that hit a pinnacle when forward Taylor Thierry went up for a close range shot, interrupted by Pirates guard Jade Tillman. The play happened right in front of the Buckeyes bench and head coach Kevin McGuff.