Category Archives: WNBA

Sun extend Miller’s contract through 2021

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Sept. 19 — The Connecticut Sun announced that head coach and general manager Curt Miller has been signed to a contract extension through the 2021 season. No terms were released.  “I am truly excited to continue coaching and building the Connecticut Sun,” Miller said. “The long term commitment is greatly appreciated and I can’t beginContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun’s Miller is WNBA coach of the year; Jones wins most improved award

UNCASVILLE, Sept. 5 – At the beginning of the 2017 WNBA season, little was expected of the Connecticut Sun after four consecutive losing seasons. Chiney Ogwumike, the WNBA’s 2014 rookie of the year, was suspended for the season recovering from an Achilles injury suffered in China in the offseason. She missed all of 2015 recoveringContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun drop regular season finale but Jones sets new single season rebound mark

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 – The Connecticut Sun dropped three of their final four games of the regular season. But they are in the WNBA playoffs for the first time since 2012. The defending WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks beat the Sun, 81-70, on Sunday to close out the regular season. Jonquel Jones pulled downContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Griner dominates as Phoenix roll past Sun

PHOENIX, Sept. 1 – Phoenix’s Brittney Griner was dominant Friday night, scoring 20 of her game-high 31 points in the first half, as the Mercury rolled to an 86-66 WNBA victory at Talking Stick Arena. Alyssa Thomas led the way for the Sun (21-12) with 19 points on the night while rookie Brionna Jones hadContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun pull away from Washington to clinch top four berth in WNBA playoffs

Pencil in the date. The WNBA playoffs are returning to the Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time since 2012 on Sunday, September 10. The Connecticut Sun clinched one of the top four berths in the upcoming WNBA playoffs with an 86-76 victory over the Washington Mystics Tuesday night in Washington. The Sun will hostContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Energized Chicago too quick for tired Sun

The Connecticut Sun ran out of gas in their final regular season home game of the season Friday night against the Chicago Sky. Playing their fifth game in 11 days, the Sun couldn’t keep up with Chicago in a 96-83 loss before 7,761 fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Fortunately, Sun fans willContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun grind out victory over Dallas to win 20 games for first time since 2012

On Sunday, the Connecticut Sun opened the third quarter with a 15-2 run to pull away from Phoenix and then the Sun buried the Mercury in the fourth quarter in a 94-66 rout. Connecticut allowed just nine points to Phoenix in the fourth quarter and 21 in the second half. “They kicked our (butt) inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Collinsville man sings national anthem before Connecticut Sun game

UNCASVILLE, Aug. 18 – Collinsville’s Mark Shaker sang the national anthem before the start of Friday night’s WNBA game between the visiting New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun at the Mohegan Sun Arena. It’s nothing new for the Canton native and Master’s School graduate who has been singing the national anthem at a hostContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Charles, Liberty teach Sun a lesson about playoff-type intensity in 12-point victory

UNCASVILLE, August 18 – It’s been five years since the Connecticut Sun played in the WNBA playoffs. The New York Liberty presented the Sun with a little lesson on the intensity they will probably see there in this year’s WNBA playoffs. A relentless Liberty squad pulled down dozens of rebounds and former UConn and SunContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun beat Atlanta for sixth straight win

ATLANTA, Ga., August 15 – The Connecticut Sun played like a team going to the WNBA playoffs and a team that hopes to contend for a league championship. On Tuesday night, the Sun took care of business early in a 96-75 rout of short-handed Atlanta.   Missing former UConn guard Tiffany Hayes – their leadingContinue ReadingContinue Reading