Pre-Finals odd and ends

WNBA playoffs:

Phoenix’s 2009 championship members are ready to be back in the finals.

Mercury forward Diana Taurasi is never satisfied.

The Fever’s number one priority is re-signing Tamika Catchings.

The Lynx believe the trophy is up for grabs.

Minnesota battled all season long, but finally broke in the West finals.

After their playoff exit, what’s next for the Lynx?

Non-playoff news:

Tamika Catchings is noncommittal about participation in FIBA the World Cup.

College news:

Hoops legend Yolanda Griffith is now an assistant coach at UMass.

Scott Schneider has been promoted to assistant coach at UMass.

Mo’Ne Davis:

….is sad that Geno Auriemma was dinged by the NCAA for calling her.