Tag Archives: women’s basketball

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 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

Sun whip San Antonio to remain second in Eastern Conference behind Mystics

SAN ANTONIO, July 5 — The Connecticut Sun are doing what good teams do against teams who are struggling. They’re winning and they are winning convincingly . The Sun posted their largest victory of the season in an 89-56 win over the woeful San Antonio Stars Wednesday night for their third straight win and theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Thomas’ help Connecticut race past Stewart, Bird and Seattle for seventh win

UNCASVILLE, June 29 – A season-high 8,668 fans may have filled the Mohegan Sun Arena to see old friends Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird – a pair of former national champions with the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. They also got to see the Connecticut Sun’s dynamic duo – the Thomas’ as the SunContinue ReadingContinue Reading

An upset of historic proportions for Mississippi State in OT victory over UConn

DALLAS, March 31 – This was the year that the UConn women’s basketball team would be vulnerable. After three starters were drafted in the first round of the WNBA draft, this would be the year that the Huskies would lose a game or two. Right? It didn’t work out that way. The Huskies played withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

UConn women overwhelm Oregon to punch ticket to 10th straight Final Four

BRIDGEPORT, March 27 — It may have looked easy but it wasn’t. We saw the spoils of victory and plenty of hard, hard work on Monday night as the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team beat No. 10 Oregon, 90-52, to earn a berth in the Final Four of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament for theContinue Reading

Thousands of fans celebrate another championship with the Huskies in Hartford

HARTFORD, April 10 – It has become an annual event in downtown Hartford and it doesn’t get old. The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team were saluted and showered with love and adoration Sunday afternoon after winning their 11th NCAA national championship earlier this week. An estimated 20,000 fans lined the streets in Hartford for theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Huskies make history with a fourth straight NCAA championship

INDIANAPOLIS, April 5 — Unfazed by the past, UConn’s Brianna Stewart was confident in her own ability. Her confidence only grew knowing that she would have Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck as her running mates. Win after win, championship after championship, the dream remained alive. Before 14,514 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the NCAA tournament finalContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Team effort lifts Huskies past Oregon State and into NCAA championship game

INDIANAPOLIS, April 3 – Seniors Moriah Jefferson, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck have received the majority of the attention for the UConn women’s basketball team this season. With good reason, too. Stewart is the nation’s top player. All three are All-Americans.  What sometimes might go unnoticed is the true strength that the top-ranked Huskies possessContinue Reading

Total domination by the Huskies in NCAA Tournament win over Mississippi State

BRIDGEPORT, March 26 – You hear about the complaints about the domination of opponents by the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team. “There is brilliance in this beauty. There is history in this brilliance,” writes Rick Wilson for Litchfield County Sports.com. The Huskies throttled Mississippi State, the No. 15 team in the nation, Saturday morningContinue ReadingContinue Reading