With an intense defensive effort, the No. 3 seed Connecticut Sun upset the No. 2 seed New York Liberty. The No. 1 seed Las Vegas Aces took care of business against the No. 4 seed Dallas Wings due to a(nother) A’ja Wilson masterpiece.
It was a week of honors in women’s college hoops. While Iowa’s Caitlin Clark won the Sullivan Award, Teresa Weatherspoon and Kim Mullkey were honored with statues at Louisiana Tech.
In Arike Ogunbowale and Satou Sabally, the No. 4 seed Dallas Wings have two stars ready to take on A’ja Wilson and the No. 1 seed Las Vegas Aces. But is that enough to pull off the upset?
It’s been another successful season for the Connecticut Sun, who finished third in the WNBA standings. That success eluded them against the second-seeded New York Liberty, however, who they’ll meet in the 2023 WNBA semifinals; New York won all four of its regular-season matchups against Connecticut.
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Which dynamic duo will play a bigger role: the Sun’s Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner or the Lynx’s Napheesa Collier and Kayla McBride? Whichever pairing plays best likely will determine if No. 3 seed Connecticut or No. 6 seed Minnesota advances to the semifinals.
While the New York Liberty needed overtime, the Dallas Wings cruised to victory, with both teams securing two-game first-round sweeps and advancing to the semifinals.
Young stars Rhyne Howard and Satou Sabally both played historically well in Game 1 of the playoff series between the No. 5 seed Atlanta Dream and the No. 4 seed Dallas Wings, though the Wings otherwise looked like the more complete team. Atlanta will need more efficient scoring from its frontcourt in order to stay alive in the series.
The No. 8 seed Sky will have to win over the No. 1 seed Aces in Vegas to force a Game 3 back in Chicago.
While most recent women’s hoops news highlights the celebratory-worthy growth of women’s basketball, other items distressingly remind of the scourge of domestic violence in sports.
The No. 2 seed Liberty and No. 4 seed Wings both used big second quarters to get Game 1 victories.
The No. 7 seed Washington Mystics have the potential to do the impossible and upset the No. 2 seed New York Liberty. Can the Mystics get it done or will the Liberty establish dominance?
The No. 8 seed Chicago Sky will have to rely on their resiliency in going up against the heavily-favored No 1. seed Las Vegas Aces.
The No. 3 seed Connecticut Sun begin their quest for the franchise’s first WNBA title against the No. 6 seed Minnesota Lynx.
The hotly-contested 2023 WNBA MVP race is a testament to the talent of the league’s top players, with the New York Liberty’s Breanna Stewart, Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson and Connecticut Sun’s Alyssa Thomas all submitting MVP-worthy seasons.
The Indiana Fever’s Aliyah Boston should be the unanimous Rookie of the Year. But the rookie seasons of Diamond Miller and Dorka Juhász, both of the Minnesota Lynx, and Jordan Hortson of the Seattle Storm also are worth celebrating.
"Amy has done an outstanding job during the last 15 months, and she has earned the opportunity to be the permanent head coach of the women's basketball team," says UMaine Director of Athletics Karl...Maine Athletics
"I am so excited to be reunited with my longtime and talented assistant coach," Miller said. "We have a fantastic relationship and helped build two programs during our 13 years together at the coll...Connecticut Sun head coach Curt ...