Hello Sun Fans.
We are another week closer to the start of the 2017 WNBA season. In speaking with our players home and abroad, I can tell you there is plenty of excitement for our upcoming season. I encourage our season ticket holders to renew their tickets and help spread the word about the 17 great opportunities to see us play in the world-renowned Mohegan Sun Arena.
As a basketball junkie, this week has a number of great games on the collegiate schedule. I struggled to narrow down my list but the following are a few intriguing match-ups for the week.
While many will continue to watch Kelsey Plum’s journey to become the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer, I look forward to watching 6-foot-2 senior Chantel Osahor matchup against two Bay Area teams. On Friday, Washington will host California and uber-athletic sophomore Kristine Anigwe. The Huskies will finish the weekend hosting nationally ranked Stanford. This game will allow WNBA fans another chance to see a great post matchup between Osahor and Stanford’s Erica McCall.
If you like compelling coaching matchups, it’s hard not to mention Sunday’s meeting between Mississippi State and Texas A&M. The game will feature Texas A&M’s Gary Blair going up against his long-time defensive coordinator, Vic Schaefer, who will have MSU motivated to bounce back from their first loss of the season.
Race for Second:
Most basketball analysts (including our UConn fans) would argue that Sunday’s matchup between USF and Temple is an important game for second place in the AAC. However, this game not only features great coaches, but also under-the-radar players, including Temple’s senior guard Feyonda Fitzgerald.
One of the exciting new rivalries in women’s college basketball is mid-major power Florida Gulf Coast University and new challenger on the block Jacksonville University. I expect my assistant coach, Nicki Collen, to be in attendance for this important Saturday matchup.
SUN Fans…Please enjoy a healthy and safe week while finding time to watch some tremendous basketball.
Head Coach/General Manager