When the Connecticut Sun closed for business last October, one might well have thought that nothing new would be in the cards until the curtain rose again on the 2013 season and this year's campaign to own the league. After all, the Sun, spearheaded by then-head coach Mike Thibault -- the winningest active coach in the league -- had taken the Eastern Conference regular-season championship
NEW ORLEANS – Less than two weeks ago, the storyline for Tuesday night’s championship game was all about Baylor. The big question was how can the survivor of Notre Dame-Connecticut find a way to reverse each of their competitive losses to Baylor earlier this season, and stop Brittney Griner and her defending champion teammates.
NEW ORLEANS – The University of Connecticut didn’t have to resort to voodoo in the Big Easy Sunday night to break Notre Dame’s mysterious mastery of the Huskies … freshman Breanna Stewart was magical enough.
Stewart exploded for a a career-high 29 points and blocked four shots as the Huskies blasted their way out of a 7-for-8 lockdown by the Irish in recent games to produce an 83-65 victory and move to Tuesday night’s national championship contest in the New Orleans Arena.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- The WNBA's forced Olympic break took the wind out of the sails for most teams -- but it may have saved Erlana Larkins' career and in turn the Indiana Fever from an early post-season exit.
WASHINGTON -- Other than the chaos caused inside the Verizon Center Monday night by the appearances of President Obama and Vice President Biden, everything else was about what could be expected in the launching stage of the United States women's basketball Olympic team's push for a fifth straight gold medal.
In the early days of the WNBA when all the franchises were sisters to NBA operations, most of the teams took on nicknames akin to those of big brother. So when Washington arrived to become part of the same ownership of the NBA Wizards, it seemed appropriate to be called the Mystics. The Washington Mystics claim to be celebrating their 15th season in the WNBA, one less than the entire history of the pro league launched in the summer of 1997. Truth be told, there hasn’t been much to celebrate in that span.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- There had been a lot of optimism about the New York Liberty with training camp under way and it came from coach John Whisenant as well as several scribes authoring preseason forecasts about the WNBA season.
NEW YORK -- Growing together since establishing a new core group in 2010, the Connecticut Sun approached their 10th season as the transformed former Orlando Miracle knowing that, though they tied the Indiana Fever with an Eastern Conference-best 21-13 mark prior to the playoffs a year ago, there was one area that needed improvement if they are to advance to the next level: They had to get better on the road and they had to perform better in the fourth quarter, especially in close games.
KINGSTON, R.I. – It’s a 1-2 step across all four regionals in the 2012 NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament. For just the fourth time in history the top two seeds at each location will meet to vie for the right to advance to the Final Four.
Penn State picked up the last of the team admission passes to this weekend’s Kingston (RI) Regional portion of the NCAA Sweet 16 when the fourth-seeded Lady Lions rode sophomore Maggie Lucas’ 30 points to a 90-80 victory over fifth-seeded LSU Tuesday night on the Tigers’ court in Baton Rouge, La.
The dubious prize, unfortunately, is a Sunday night matchup with top-seeded Connecticut (31-1) before 11th-seeded Gonzaga (28-5), one of the so-called Cinderellas from the original 64-team field, meets second-seeded Kentucky (27-6).