Three. Short. Months.
Finally… the 2018 Connecticut Sun season is just around the corner!
To me, the release of the WNBA schedule every year makes the season a reality. It kicks off the best time of the year – kind of like hanging Christmas lights on your house before the holidays. It just feels right.
In that spirit, for our amazing fans, we present to you the 2018 Sun schedule by the numbers:
The number of home games in a row to start the season. Tickets are on sale soon, and we encourage fans to jump on these games because of the road-heavy start to the 2018 campaign.
The number of games in June
The number of road games in June.
The number of home games in June.
The number of road games during the first half of the season.
If you’re a glass-half-full person, which is an accurate way to describe the entire Sun coaching staff, then starting the season with a plethora of games on the road is a great way for the team to bond early.
The number of games on the road at the end of June and into early July. Brutal.
The number of road games for the Sun in the first 14 games. Certainly, getting off to a fast start will be huge for Connecticut.
The number of home games during the last half of the season. For all intents and purposes, the team is basically on the road for all of June.
Thus, ending the season in front of the amazing fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena is huge.
The number of games that begin at 4 p.m. or earlier.
The number of back-to-back sets during the 2018 season. The first is a Seattle/Phoenix back-to-back on the road, and the second is a Washington away game followed by a Fever home tilt.
Both back-to-back sets occur during the month of June.
The number of games played on two days off or less.
Technically, the Sun has just six road trips the entire season. The caveat, however, is three of those road trips total 13 of the Sun’s 17 road games.
Connecticut has a four-game road trip to begin June (Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, New York), a grueling five-game road trip at the end of the month (Seattle, Phoenix, Atlanta, Indiana, Washington) and another four-game road trip to kick off July (Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas).
The number of games at home in the final 15 games of the season. As a general rule, ending the season with more home games than road games is a good thing.
The number of games at home in August. If you had to choose a way to end the season, this would be ideal.
The number of games in a row at home to close the season.
The number of teams with the best fans in the WNBA: Sun fans!