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Berger leads No. 4 Indiana to 67-59 victory over Quinnipiac

Nov. 20, 2021 19:39 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Grace Berger scored 17 points as No. 4 Indiana rallied past Quinnipiac 67-59 on Saturday. Indiana (4-0) finished with four starters scoring in double figures, including Ali Patberg with 12, and Nicole Cardano-Hillary and Mackenzie Holmes each with...

WNBA changes its playoff format to more traditional bracket

Nov. 18, 2021 16:33 PM EST

The WNBA is changing its playoff format to a more traditional bracket. The league announced Thursday that the postseason will consist of three rounds — best- of-three games for the first round and best-of-five games for subsequent ones — beginning this summer. The top...

Chicago beats Connecticut 79-69, heads to WNBA Finals

Oct. 07, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot and the Chicago Sky are back in the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014 thanks in big part to Candace Parker's decision to come home. Vandersloot scored 19 points and Kahleah Copper added 18 to help the Sky beat the top-seeded...

WNBA playoff semifinals all even, shifts to Chicago, Phoenix

Oct. 01, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The WNBA semifinal playoff series are knotted at a game apiece and both could go the full five games based on the historic and gritty performances thus far. Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury put on a shooting clinic as they scored the most...

Thomas leads Sun to 79-68 win over Sky to even series 1-1

Sep. 30, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas worked hard for eight months rehabbing her torn Achilles' tendon to be able to provide a spark for the Connecticut Sun in the playoffs. The Sun's “engine” did just that, scoring 15 points and providing a defensive presence to...

Vandersloot leads Sky to 101-95 double OT win over Sun

Sep. 28, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Like a great maestro, Courtney Vandersloot orchestrated one of the best games in WNBA playoff history. Vandersloot had the second triple-double in the postseason with 12 points, a league playoff-record 18 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the...

Joneses and Miller sweep major WNBA awards

Sep. 28, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones led a sweep of three major WNBA awards for Connecticut, earning MVP honors hours before the Sun opened their best-of-five playoff series against Chicago on Tuesday. She averaged 19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots to...

Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

Sep. 22, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This year, the 6-foot-6...

Sun, Aces get to rest, watch early WNBA postseason matchups

Sep. 22, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun have dominated opponents this season, winning their last 14 games en route to the best record in the WNBA. That earned the Sun a double bye in the playoffs that begin Thursday. And if history is any indication, they are in a good spot...

Teams battling for WNBA playoff berths, byes heating up

Aug. 31, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the WNBA enters its final few weeks of the regular season, the race between teams battling for playoff berths and byes is heating up. Connecticut, Las Vegas and Seattle are all vying for the coveted double bye. The Sun have the inside track holding a...