Questions answered

Are the Shock for real?

Yes indeed: they hit ten three-point shots en route to downing the Liberty, 71-62. Tulsa is 7-1.

Are the Sun for real?

It seems so: they held off the Sparks in overtime, 80-76. They are 7-1. (Seven straight wins)

Can Elena Delle Donne score less than 30 points per game?

Yes: Superwoman was held to a season-low 14 points as the Sky beat the Fever, 83-77.

Can the Dream pull off a big win?

They sure can: Atlanta edged the Mystics, 72-69.

Mercury:

Brittney Griner will make her season debut in tomorrow’s game against the Lynx.

Griner is ready to move on past the suspension that took her away from the game.

She’s more motivated than ever.

Lynx:

The Lynx are leaning on emotion, yet need more.

Sun:

Alex Bentley and the Sun are making an early-season statement.

Fever:

Jeanette Pohlen has been awarded the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for the month of May.

A confident Marissa Coleman is enjoying a strong start this season.

Catching up with former coach Lin Dunn.

Sparks:

New Los Angeles guard Jasmine Lister, who is also a graduate assistant at UConn, is enjoying the best of both worlds.

Mystics:

Coach Mike Thibault’s corner.

Stars:

Danielle Robinson had an amazing experience playing overseas in the Czech Republic this past winter.

College news:

Despite recent protests, including those by past players, Tennessee is set to remove the Lady Vols nickname from every team except basketball.

Imani McGee-Stafford will accept the Honda Inspiration Award Monday.

Missouri State has extended coach Kellie Harper’s contract through 2019-2020, and given her a raise.

Jon Silver is a new assistant coach at Vermont.

Roman Owen has joined Yale as an assistant coach.

At Ball State, assistant coach Rachel Galligan has resigned and director of basketball operations Audrey McDonald-Spencer will take her place.

Brendan Burke is a new assistant coach at Cornell.

Toledo’s new assistant coach is Tiffany Swoffard.

Katelyn Linney is a new assistant coach at Fordham.

USA Basketball:

World University Games team: Opportunity knocked for Arizona State’s Katie Hempen.

U16 team: crushed Mexico, 85-44.

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