Miller’s Matchups: Volume 3

Hey Sun fans, I hope you all enjoyed the long holiday weekend.  MLK Day brings to mind a lot of famous quotes from Dr. King so I thought I would begin this installment of Miller’s Matchups with my favorite one.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

I began with a long list of tremendous matchups this week before trimming my list for this installment.

Let’s begin with a great matchup on Thursday, January 19th.

Syracuse at Florida State 

Syracuse is led by the dynamic senior duo of point guard Alexis Peterson and uber athletic wing Brittney Sykes.  Florida State will counter with arguably the deepest team in the country led by senior point guard Leticia Romero.

The weekend also includes numerous outstanding matchups but keep an eye on an important PAC-12 game early in the season.

Arizona State at Stanford

If you want to look at some talented senior post players, tune in.  Erica McCall from Stanford will try and keep the duo of versatile forward Sophie Brunner and true center Quinn Dornstauder in check.

Marquette at DePaul

This matchup is my upset alert of the week.  I wouldn’t be surprised if the talented sophomore class of players for Marquette pulls off the Saturday upset of DePaul, that continues to play without WNBA prospect Jessica January.

Lastly,  I hope you shared my excitement about the contract extensions of my two assistant coaches, Nicki Collen and Steve Smith.  They are both tremendous coaches but even better people and parents. Enjoy the basketball this week and please remain safe this winter season.

Go Sun!

Curt Miller
Head Coach/General Manager
Connecticut Sun
Twitter: @CurtMillerWBB