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Video: Tuck, Stewart Lead UConn Women To 92-58 Rout Of Temple

UConn F Morgan Tuck (3) goes up strong for two of her 20 first half points against Temple at Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday night. The last time the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team played at Gampel Pavilion, it was in the year 2014. November 23 to be exact. And with the new practice facility on campus, it was there first time there since the Creighton game, a 96-50 win, that...
Via Sox and Dawgs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jefferson leads UConn women in 98-60 rout of Tulsa

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Moriah Jefferson scored 22 points and Morgan Tuck added 21 points and No. 2 UConn routed Tulsa 98-60 on Wednesday in the first meeting between the programs. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis made three 3-point shots to tie Diana Taurasi for the most in UConn history with 318. She finished with 11 points. Freshmen Kia Nurse and Gabby Williams each added 15 points. Jordyn...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA season to start June 5 with 10 teams playing

NEW YORK (AP) Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and the rest of the champion Phoenix Mercury highlight the opening night of the WNBA on June 5 when the league's 19th season tips off. The Mercury will face the San Antonio Stars and receive their 2014 championship rings before the game. Defending Eastern Conference champion Chicago will host Indiana, marking the debut of new coach Stephanie...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Huskies Named to Naismith Trophy Women’s 50 Watch List

UConn G Moriah Jefferson (4) avoids the arm of Creighton F Brianna Rollerson (50) for a layup at Gampel Pavilion on November 23, 2014. From UConn and the Atlanta Tipoff Club: ATLANTA - After helping the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team to six wins in its first seven games a trio of Huskies, Breanna Stewart (Syracuse, N.Y.), Moriah Jefferson (Glenn Heights, Texas...
Via Sox and Dawgs
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. women beat Serbia to clinch Group D at World Championships

  With Serbia hanging around midway through the fourth quarter, Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball team stepped up their play to finally pull away. Taurasi scored 13 of her 20 points in the final period and the Americans beat Serbia 94-74 on Sunday in the world championship to clinch the top seed in Group D. ''It was a tough game,'' Taurasi said. ''Every possession was...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

US women hold off Serbia 94-74

ISTANBUL (AP) Diana Taurasi scored 13 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and the U.S. women's team beat pesky Serbia 94-74 on Sunday in the world championship to clinch the top seed in Group D. The U.S. (2-0) trailed by four points after the first quarter and was up 49-42 at the half. Serbia only trailed 77-70 with 6 minutes left before the Americans scored 15 of the next 19...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

US women cruise past China 99-75 in exhibition game

  Nneka Ogwumike scored 16 points and Jantel Lavender added 14 to help the U.S. women's national team beat China 99-75 on Saturday in an exhibition game. The U.S. scored nine of the first 11 points and led 27-10 after the first quarter thanks to Tina Charles and Diana Taurasi, who combined for 19 points in the period. The Americans, who will play France on Sunday, extended the advantage...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

US women's hoops cruises past China 99-75

PARIS (AP) Nneka Ogwumike scored 16 points and Jantel Lavender added 14 to help the U.S. women's national team beat China 99-75 on Saturday in an exhibition game. The U.S. scored nine of the first 11 points and led 27-10 after the first quarter thanks to Tina Charles and Diana Taurasi, who combined for 19 points in the period. The Americans, who will play France on Sunday, extended...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chemistry, star power could keep Mercury on glory road

And now they'll scatter to the four winds. Some will take their considerable talents to Russia. The most visible will join Team USA for the Women's World Cup before hustling off to another league in another part of the planet. In this adaptation of a basketball profession, there really is no offseason. There is little time for mental rejuvenation, for upgrades or additions in physical...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury sweep Sky to win WNBA title

credit: WNBA.com The Phoenix Mercury completed their three game sweep of the Chicago Sky on Friday night to win the 2014 WNBA championship, defeating them 87-82. WNBA Finals MVP Diana Taurasi put in 24 points as did her teammate Candice Dupree. What made their efforts especially huge was that Brittney Griner was unable to play due to an eye injury. The Mercury knew that they needed...
Via Pass The Pill
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Mercury win WNBA title

While you were focused on the FIBA World Cup (right?!), the WNBA wrapped up its season with a matchup of two of the great young stars in the league. Unfortunately, Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne was dealing with a back injury and was getting back into shape. And then in Game Two of the series, Brittney Griner got hit in the eye and needed outpatient surgery to fix the problem. She...
Via Crossover Chronicles
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Mercury win WNBA title

While you were focused on the FIBA World Cup (right?!), the WNBA wrapped up its season with a matchup of two of the great young stars in the league. Unfortunately, Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne was dealing with a back injury and was getting back into shape. And then in Game Two of the series, Brittney Griner got hit in the eye and needed outpatient surgery to fix the problem. She...
Via Bloguin Best
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Mercury Finish Sweep Of Chicago Sky For Third WNBA Title

CHICAGO — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each, and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury win third WNBA title with sweep of Sky

  Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct a retinal...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury win third WNBA title

CHICAGO -- Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

CHICAGO (AP) Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury win third WNBA title

CHICAGO -- Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury crush Sky 97-68 in Game 2 of WNBA Finals

PHOENIX (AP) Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Phoenix Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night. The underdog Sky were far more aggressive after being blown out in Game 1, fighting Phoenix for every inch early on while leaving Griner with a scratch...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

DuPree, Griner, Taurasi lead Mercury rout of Sky

PHOENIX (AP) Brittney Griner set the tone for a dominating Phoenix performance with a playoff record eight blocked shots, five in the first quarter, and the Mercury routed the Chicago Sky 83-62 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Griner also had 12 points and seven rebounds. Candice Dupree made her first 10 shots and scored 26 for the Mercury in their 19th consecutive home victory...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sky-Mercury Preview

PHOENIX (AP) Glance at the regular-season records and the Phoenix Mercury would seem to be a shoe-in to win the WNBA Finals over the Chicago Sky. Not so fast. Chicago finally has all of its players, and the Mercury know the Sky's 15-19 regular-season record is deceiving. Phoenix's Diana Taurasi calls Chicago ''probably one of top two or three teams in the league.'' The Sky better...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at the WNBA Finals

A look at the WNBA Finals, which starts Sunday: Phoenix (29-5) vs. Chicago (15-19) Season Series: Mercury won 2-0. Phoenix: The Mercury had the best regular season in WNBA history winning a record 29 games, which included a 16-game winning streak - the second-longest in league history. They swept Los Angeles in the first round and topped defending champion Minnesota in the conference...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Finals offer must-see opportunity of Mercury's Taurasi

PHOENIX -- At 30 minutes past noon on Sunday, a lot sports fans will be missing out on a legitimately screaming entertainment value. You probably don't believe it now and may not buy into the premise later. But while you enjoy the season's first Sunday of post-exhibition professional football and ignore the WNBA, you will miss watching Diana Taurasi in Game 1 of a championship series...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi Dismantles Lynx, carries Mercury to 4th WNBA Finals

  (espn991.com) Another championship could be headed to the Valley of the Sun, in the coming weeks. After  last night’s decisive (96-78) victory, Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury closed out their playoff series with the Minnesota Lynx and have advanced to the 2014 WNBA Finals. Over the last few years,  Minnesota has emerged as one of Phoenix’s bigger adversaries. During...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Mercury go the distance to eliminate Lynx

PHOENIX -- It turned out to be a dagger -- a 50-foot long dagger. It left the right hand of Diana Taurasi in the closing ticks of Tuesday's third quarter, rose above the crowd, sliced through a second or two of anticipatory silence, splashed through the net directly in front of the soon-to-be-doomed Minnesota Lynx bench and generated enough mass delirium to raise the US Airways Center...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury into WNBA Finals

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games. Taurasi scored 31 points, including hitting a key 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lift the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night in the decisive game of the Western Conference finals. Taurasi improved to 7-0 in her career in winner-take-all games...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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