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SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 06: Center Tina Charles #31 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates while cutting down the net after a 53-47 win against the Stanford Cardinal during the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship game at the Alamodome on April 6, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The Connecticut Sun saw their season end in disappointment the first three times they earned a No. 1 seed in the playoffs. They'll try to put an end to that trend starting Thursday night when they open their best-of-three semifinal series against the New York Liberty - whom the Sun mostly dominated in 2012. The Eastern Conference champion Sun (25-9) will be trying to overcome their own daunting history in this postseason, as they were a top seed from 2004-06 but fell short of the WNBA title each time. Connecticut reached the league finals in the first two of those years, then fell in the conference finals in 2006 - the last time it advanced that deep into the playoffs. The Sun have made the postseason four times in the six seasons since, only to add to their disheartening legacy. Connecticut, though, thinks this year could be different. Behind league rebounding champ Tina Charles, who averaged 10.5 boards and 18.0 points, and guard Kara Lawson, who scored 15.1 points per game, th...

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