Uncasville, Conn. September 4, 2019 – The Connecticut Sun have punched their ticket to the 2019 WNBA Semifinals with tonight’s 102-72 win over the Dallas Wings.
The Sun, now 23-9 on the season, can finish no lower than 2nd in the final regular season standings, thus advancing Curt Miller’s squad to the WNBA Semifinals. Seeds 1 and 2 bypass two single elimination rounds. This will be the first appearance in the WNBA Semifinals for the Sun since 2012. The team has advanced to the WNBA Playoffs the last two seasons, but has been eliminated on both occasions in the second round.
Games 1 and 2 of the WNBA Semifinals will be played at Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Thursday, Sept. 19. Games 3 and 4 of the best-of-five series will be hosted by the lower seed on Sept. 22 and 24, respectively. If necessary, Game 5 will be played at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, Sept. 26. Game times and broadcast information are TBD.
Tickets for games 1 and 2 of the semifinals will be on sale Thursday, Sept. 5 at noon. Tickets start at $23. Fans can purchase by visiting ConnecticutSun.com.
The Sun will play one of the winners to the WNBA’s two second round, single elimination playoff games. Those games are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 15. For a complete breakdown of the WNBA Playoff format and standings, visit the Connecticut Sun’s Playoff Central on ConnecticutSun.com.
All cash sales from the Sun’s first playoff game on Sept. 17 will benefit victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The non-profit will be selected at the conclusion of the WNBA season. The Sun’s All-Star forward Jonquel Jones, a native of the Bahamas, has also established a GoFundMe page to assist the recovery efforts as well. In just over 24 hours, Jones has raised $22k.
“We get caught up in wins, losses, postseason seeding – and then Hurricane Dorian happens and it provides immediate perspective about what’s important. JJ is a special player, but even better person,” said Vice President of Sports Amber Cox. “Immediately when the storm hit the Bahamas, our fans, her teammates and coaches and the entire organization wanted to help. This generous donation to a deserving non-profit assisting the recovery efforts in the Bahamas is really an indicator of what the Mohegan Tribe is all about – people and family above all. The support we receive is truly unmatched.”
The Sun returns to action for their last regular season home game on Friday, Sept. 6 when they host the Chicago Sky. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. and can be viewed on NESN+. Connecticut concludes the regular season on the road on Sunday, Sept. 8 when they take on the Indiana Fever at 4 p.m. Fans can view the game on The CW. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ConnecticutSun.com.