Friday, July 30, 2010

Connecticut Sun Crushed By Atlanta 94-62; Worst Performance In Franchise History

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The Connecticut Sun basketball team lost to Atlanta on Friday night by a score of 94-62, the team's worst game in its history. Many of the 7,003 fans attending the game at the Mohegan Sun Arena left early, some calling for the axe to land on the Connecticut Sun coach.

The Sun's season record is now 13-11 and fell to fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings after tonight's loss. Only the top four teams in the Eastern and Western conferences are eligible to make the playoffs.

The New York Liberty, now associated with its Foxwoods sponsor, replaced the Sun in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Although New York has the same season record as the Sun, at 13-11, New York is 8-7 when playing against Eastern Conference teams while Connecticut is 7-9 when playing Eastern Conference teams.

The Sun begins a three-game road trip beginning with a game at New York on Sunday. The Sun's next home game will be on August 8 against Washington.

The WNBA Connecticut Sun is owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.