Friday night, before the lights

WNBA playoff team news:

Not only are the Aces firing on all cylinders, so is their cohesive coaching staff.

Liberty coach Sandy Brondello says it’s about action now, not feelings.

The WNBA is holding its own amidst a busy sports calendar on TV.

WNBA playoff player news:

A’ja Wilson is putting together one of the best postseason runs ever.

Breanna Stewart says New York must “look in the mirror” after their two finals losses.

Jonquel Jones is playing for her native Bahamas.

College team news:

UConn is kicking off the season with another Paige Bueckers injury: a jammed thumb.

College player news:

Kelsey Joens is helping lead a youth movement at Iowa State.