6:00 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Minnesota Lynx are in Connecticut tonight as they take on the 4-13 Sun for the first time this season.
Notching a win in their last game, the Sun have had difficulty closing out games this season partially due to their inability to lock down teams defensively. Connecticut ranks second to last in the WNBA in points allowed, giving up 87.1 per game, and rank seventh in rebounds per game.
After a three-game skid, the Lynx seem to be back on track, having won their past two contests including a back-and-forth war with the Chicago Sky on Tuesday evening.
Although statistically Minnesota has the advantage in nearly every category, anything can happen in any given game, so keep these fun factoids in mind regarding tonight’s non-conference matchup:
– Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen needs to score four more points to become the first player in WNBA history to record 5,000 points, 2,000 assists and 1,500 rebounds in her career.
– Allowing 10 points less per game this season than Connecticut, look for Minnesota to overwhelm the Sun with their tenacious defense and to tally quite a few fast break points.
– Sun forward Alyssa Thomas has played well for Connecticut this season, averaging 10.7 points while making 49.1 percent of her shots, and 5.6 boards.
– Minnesota native and Lakeville North alum Rachel Banham hasn’t received a ton of playing time in Connecticut so far this season as a rookie, but when she is on the court, she’s effective. The 5’9 guard out of the University of Minnesota is hitting 40.8 percent of the shots she puts up.