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WNBA Lynx Get Help From Neighboring Teams To Fill Arena For Postseason
Published September 16, 2011
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THAT'S MOORE LIKE IT: After finishing with the second-worst record in the WNBA last season, Smith called the ’11 campaign a “magical season.” A big factor in that is the addition of No. 1 draft pick Maya Moore, who Friday was named the league's Rookie of the Year. A two-time NCAA champion and three-time NCAA Player of the Year at UConn, Moore brought some of the spotlight she grew accustomed to in Storrs with her to Minneapolis. “People have been watching her now for four years,” Smith said. “They watched through the 90-win streak that they had in Connecticut last year to a couple of championships.” He added, “It’s not just an audience that wants to support women’s sports, which is a big part of it, but we have 40-, 50-year-old guys that are just coming to the games as groups because they know it’s good basketball.”