Statement wins

Today’s results:

The Connecticut Sun made a statement with an 83-75 win over the Mystics.

Natasha Howard’s career-high 26 points propelled the Storm past the Fever, 84-82.

Diamond DeShields and Courtney Vandersloot led the Sky over the Mercury, 82-75.

Tomorrow’s game:

Lynx at Liberty

WNBA team news:

Connecticut is enjoying the full strength advantage.

The Lynx are adjusting to life without Jessica Shepard.

The league’s power rankings.

The AP’s power poll is much different.

WNBA coach news:

Jennifer Gillom’s return to the Mercury as a player development coach.

WNBA player news:

Opportunity abounds for Mercedes Russell with the short-handed Storm.

Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot continues to climb the all-time assists list.

Chicago rookie Katie Lou Samuelson is out indefinitely with a hand injury.

Sparks guard Chelsea Gray and new coach Derek Fisher are familiar with taking and making clutch shots.

WNBA coach news:

Bill Laimbeer is looking for more consistency from his Aces.

College news:

The Oregon Sports Authority is pushing for a Final Four there next decade.

College player news:

Suddenly a veteran, Maddie Wise is preparing for a larger role at Iowa State.

Megan Gustafson chronicles her pro basketball journey.

She and her TBT team have a tough road to 2 million.

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby thinks all transfers should sit one year.

College coach news:

Life is slowing down for Kellie Harper at Tennessee after a quick start.

She attempted Pat Summitt’s legendary stare.

Coquese Washington is invigorated at the chance to help revive the Sooner program.

Chelsea Lyles has been elevated to associate head coach at FGCU.

Monica Wright is eager to learn from Tina Thompson as her assistant coach at Virginia.

Youngstown State’s new assistant coach is Autumn Rademacher.

Ashley Robinson has rejoined Penn as an assistant coach.