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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Air time for Breanna Stewart as well as Connecticut Sun

There will be 14 WNBA regular-season games airing on ESPN or ESPN2 this year and none of them involve the Connecticut Sun.

However, tonight's game at Seattle will be televised locally on WCCT with coverage beginning around 10 p.m.

Seattle is led by the last two No. 1 overall picks as former UConn star Breanna Stewart leads Seattle in scoring (19 PPG), rebounding (9.8), steals (2.0) and blocked shots (1.8). Former Notre Dame standout Jewell Loyd is contributing 18.3 points, 4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

There are three former Huskies on the team as perennial All-Star guard Sue Bird is averaging 11.5 points and 4.8 assists per game and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis is one of two reserves averaging at least 15 minutes per game as she averages 3.8 points per game although it is surprising to see that the NCAA's all-time leader in 3-pointers made is just 2 for 12 from 3-point range in the first four games of the season.

Jasmine Thomas leads the Sun in scoring (12.5 points per game) and assists (5.5) while Alex Bentley and Alyssa Thomas are the only other double-figure scorers. It has been a slow start for Chiney Ogwumike and Kelsey Bone while rookies Morgan Tuck, Rachel Banham and Jonquel Jones are combining for only 12.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

The Sun are in the WNBA with a field-goal percentage of 36.7 and 11th in the 12-team league with an average of 72.5 points per game. It figures to be just a matter of time before Ogwumike, Bone and the three rookies hit their stride and obviously it would benefit the team if the Sun can squeak out some wins until that takes place.

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