Category Archives: WNBA

Sun look for sixth straight win Tuesday night in Atlanta

ATLANTA, August 14 – The Connecticut Sun clinched their first WNBA playoff berth in four years on Sunday with a win over Dallas. Now, the Sun will look to solidify their position in the WNBA Tournament with a victory over the Atlanta Dream Tuesday night from McCamish Pavilion at 7 p.m. (Comcast Sports Network). TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Connecticut beats Dallas to clinch first WNBA playoff berth since 2012

It’s been four long years since the Connecticut Sun have played in the WNBA playoffs. It’s the longest streak in franchise history. And the drought is over. The Sun earned their first invitation to the WNBA playoffs since 2012 with a 96-88 win over the Dallas Wings Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Williams, Jones fuel fourth quarter surge that carries Connecticut past Seattle

On a night that the Connecticut Sun honored long-time University of Connecticut associate coach Chris Daley with the Margo Dydek award, three of her former players with the Seattle Storm gave the visitors an 11-point lead after three quarters of play Tuesday night in Uncasville. Former UConn stars Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-LewisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

UConn’s Dailey to receive Margo Dydek Award from Sun on August 8

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Connecticut Sun will honor UConn women’s basketball associate head coach Chris Dailey with the Margo Dydek Award as its 2017 Woman of Inspiration on Tuesday, August 8, when Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm return to Mohegan Sun Arena.   An iconic figure in women’s basketball, Dailey recently completedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Balanced effort leads Connecticut past Taurasi and Mercury, 93-92

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Aug. 4 – The Connecticut Sun played with some fire and guts Friday night against the Phoenix Mercury and the legendary Diana Taurasi that will be helpful when the Sun earn a berth in the WNBA playoffs in the coming weeks. Connecticut had six players in double figures, including Alex Bentley, who scoredContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun (14-9) have little trouble with Indiana in 16-point victory

UNCASVILLE, Conn., July 30 –The Connecticut Sun are thinking playoffs. And not only are the Sun concerned with securing a berth but getting home court advantage, too. A year ago, the WNBA unveiled a new playoff format with the top eight teams in the league – regardless of conference – earning a spot in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun pull away from Chicago to remain first in Eastern Conference

The Connecticut Sun have an eye on their first playoff berth in four seasons. So, they need to take care of business. The Sun led the Chicago Sky by one midway through the third quarter. But Connecticut outscored Chicago, 12-0 over a 4:19 span late in the third quarter and into the fourth quarter turnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun’s Alyssa Thomas selected as reserve for the WNBA All-Star Game

UNCASVILLE, July 18 – Three Connecticut Sun players will be making their All-Star debuts Saturday at the WNBA All-Star Game in Seattle. Forward Alyssa Thomas was named as a reserve for the Eastern Conference Tuesday night. She is joining teammates Jasmine Thomas and Jonquel Jones, who were named starters for the Eastern Conference squad last week.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun regroup at halftime and race past San Antonio for 12th victory of season

After an good two-game road trip on the West Coast, the Connecticut Sun were lacking a little energy in the first half of Sunday’s WNBA game against the lowly San Antonio Stars in Uncasville. Connecticut, which leads the Eastern Conference, beat Seattle on Tuesday, 83-79 behind a team-record tying seven 3-point goals from Shekinna Stricklen.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun erase 22-point lead to beat Mystics and move into first place in East

This isn’t the same Connecticut Sun team that the WNBA has been beating on for the past few seasons. A year ago, the Sun were 4-13 at the midway point of the 34-game season.  Tonight, the Sun are 10-7 with four consecutive wins and are in first place in the Eastern Conference after erasing aContinue ReadingContinue Reading