Upsets send Mercury, Mystics into semifinals

And then there were four:

Upsets prevailed in round two of the playoffs today………

The experienced Mercury ousted the Sun, 88-83.

Kristi Toliver’s WNBA-record nine three-point shots sent the Mystics past the Liberty, 82-68.

The playoff format dictated that lowest seed would head to Minnesota and the other seed would go to LA, so that means Tuesday’s schedule looks like this:

Mystics at Lynx, 7 p.m. Central on ESPN2

Mercury at Sparks, 7 p.m. Pacific on ESPN2


Jonquel Jones is the most improved player of the year.

Curt Miller is the coach of the year and the WNBA executive of the year.

Sugar Rodgers is the sixth woman of the year.

WNBA player news:

Sugar Rodgers’ story: defying the odds.

College coach news:

Muffet McGraw connects at Notre Dame and in South Bend.