ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech hired former Auburn and Purdue coach Nell Fortner on Tuesday to replace MaChelle Joseph as coach.
Fortner, 60, also the former WNBA Indiana Fever coach, coached...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Fever hired former White House adviser Allison Barber as president and chief operating officer and promoted former star Tamika Catchings to vice president of...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Fever have hired former White House adviser Allison Barber as its new president and chief operating officer and promoted former star Tamika Catchings to vice...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has added Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Mickie DeMoss to its staff as director of offensive analytics.
Commodores coach Stephanie White announced the addition of DeMoss on Tuesday. DeMoss was on Pat Summitt's Tennessee staff from 1985-2003, where she helped the Lady Vols win six national championships.
CHICAGO (AP) — Candice Dupree and Cappie Pondexter had 22 points each to help the Indiana Fever close the season with a 97-92 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday.
The Fever snapped a five-game losing to finish a WNBA-worst 6-28.
Kelsey Mitchell and Tiffany Mitchell added 14 points apiece for Indiana, and Natalie Achonwa had 11.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting and Courtney Vandersloot had 24 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to help the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 115-106 in double overtime Saturday.
Cheyenne Parker added 20 points, and Kahleah Cooper and Allie Quigley scored 12 apiece for the Sky (13-20).
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, Kristi Toliver added 19 and the Washington Mystics used an 18-2 fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Fever 76-62 on Wednesday night.
Washington (21-11) has won seven straight and is one game behind second-place Atlanta (22-10), with the top two seeds getting double-byes in the playoffs.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 20 points and the Las Vegas Aces never trailed in snapping a five-game losing streak with a 92-74 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.
A'ja Wilson added 19 points and eight rebounds and Kayla McBride had 18 points for the Aces (13-18). Plum had a pair of 3-pointers in her fourth 20-point game in the last five games.
The Aces narrowed their margin to 1 1/2 games behind eight-place Dallas for the last WNBA playoffs spot.
PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi and Stephanie Talbot scored 14 points apiece to lead five Phoenix players in double figures and help the Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 94-74 on Friday night.
Coach Sandy Brondello recorded her franchise-record 100th win with the Mercury.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Sue Bird became the WNBA leader in minutes played and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 94-79 on Tuesday night.
Breanna Stewart added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Seattle (23-7), which won back-to-back games in Indiana for the first time in franchise history. Bird scored 16 points with eight assists, passing Tina Thompson (1997-13) at 16,090 minutes.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — It would have been easy for the Indiana Fever to not play well after travel issues forced them to get to New York hours before the tip Saturday. Candice Dupree and her teammates wouldn't let that happen.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Sue Bird also had a double-double and the league-leading Seattle Storm eased past the last-place Indiana Fever 92-72 on Tuesday night.
Natasha Howard added 16 points and nine rebounds for Seattle (19-7). Jewell Loyd scored 13 points and Bird had 11 points and 11 assists.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A'ja Wilson had 16 of her 24 points in the second half and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Indiana Fever 88-74 on Sunday.
Kayla McBride added 16 points, including both of her 3-point attempts. Carolyn Swords had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Kelsey Plum also scored 12 for the Aces (12-13), who have won six of their last seven.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candice Dupree and Cappie Pondexter each scored 16 points and the last-place Indiana Fever beat the short-handed Los Angeles Sparks 78-76 on Friday night to end a five-game losing streak.
Natalie Achonwa's steal and assist to Pondexter gave Indiana a 77-70 lead, but Candace Parker answered with her eighth straight point for Los Angeles with 2:25 left. Neither team scored again until Chelsea Gray's baseline jumper with 27 seconds to go made it 77-74.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 89-65 on Wednesday.
Fowles, the reigning MVP, was 13 of 15 from the field as Minnesota shot 52.4 percent, including 9 of 19 from 3-point range. She moved into fourth with 558 career blocks, passing Tangela Smith on the WNBA list. Margo Dydek (1998-2008) holds the record with 877.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brittney Griner had a season-high 36 points and grabbed 12 boards to help the Phoenix Mercury snap a three-game skid with a 101-82 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.
The Mercury (15-8) took the lead for good on the opening basket of the third quarter but didn't pull away until a 15-4 run made it 84-71 early in the fourth.
Diana Taurasi added 22 points for Phoenix, which finished a four-game road swing with its only win of the trip.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes had 16 points, and the balanced Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever 98-74 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory.
Atlanta (11-9) had seven players score in double figures. Elizabeth Williams and Brittney Sykes scored 14 points apiece. Angel McCoughtry, Jessica Breland, Alex Bentley and Damiris Dantas each had 10.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Maya Moore added 19 points to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 87-65 on Wednesday.
Danielle Robinson made her first 3-pointer to end a 0-for-39 drought in her seven-year WNBA career. She finished with 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting, including 2 of 2 from behind the arc.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Azura Stevens scored a career-high 26 points, and the Dallas Wings never trailed in a 90-63 win over the Indiana Fever on Thursday night.
The Wings (9-8) opened the game with an 8-0 run and pulled away with a 19-4 run that ended at 33-16 early in the second quarter. The Fever (2-17) got as close as 47-36 early in the third quarter, but Dallas extended the lead to 65-41 and closed the game on a 7-0 run to take its largest lead at the final score.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Natalie Achonwa had 17 points and nine rebounds to help the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 71-59 on Tuesday night.
The Fever (2-16) won their first regular-season game at the Target Center since 2011.
Achonwa shot 7 of 10 from the field and tied her career-high with three blocks. Rookie Victoria Vivians had 13 points — her fifth consecutive game scoring in double figures — and Cappie Pondexter added a season-high 12 points for Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tiffany Hayes made a key runner in the final minute and the Atlanta Dream held off the Indiana Fever for an 87-83 win on Sunday.
Hayes made it 85-79 with 26.2 seconds left and added a pair of free throws with 9.1 seconds left to secure the victory.
The Dream (8-8) had a 17-point halftime lead cut down to 72-69 on Candice Dupree's jumper with 5:06 left and the Fever hung close the rest of the way.
The Indiana Fever signed veteran guard Cappie Pondexter to a free agent contract on Sunday and waived rookie Hind Ben Abdelkader.
Pondexter, who was waived by the Sparks on Thursday, is a seven-time All-Star and has won two WNBA titles. She averaged nearly 10 minutes for Los Angeles this season before she was released.
The 5-foot-9 guard provides Indiana with additional leadership. Indiana (1-15) is off to the worst start in franchise history.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 25 points, Brittney Griner added 20 and the Phoenix Mercury routed the Indiana Fever 95-77 on Friday night.
The Mercury (12-5) outscored the Fever 29-13 in the second quarter and led by 32 in the third.
DeWanna Bonner added 15 points and nine rebounds and hit both of her 3-point attempts.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike and Jonquel Jones each scored 21 points to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 101-89 on Wednesday night.
Ogwumike also had nine rebounds, and Jones made a career-high five 3-pointers.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rachel Banham scored 20 points and the Connecticut Sun snapped a four-game losing streak with an 87-78 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.
Brionna Jones added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun (8-5), whose four-game skid came after a 7-1 start to the season. Courtney Williams had 14 points and Chiney Ogwumike scored 13, each with nine rebounds.
SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd had 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting and Natasha Howard added 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to help the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 72-63 on Friday night.
Breanna Stewart scored 15 points for the Storm (9-4).
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker scored 15 and the Los Angeles Sparks used their defense to win their fifth straight, 74-55 over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night.
The Fever's offensive output was a season low in scoring as well as a season best defensively for the Sparks (9-2).
Los Angeles pulled away with 12 straight points to lead 70-53 on Chelsea Gray's basket with 1:31 left in the game. Gray added 14 points and Nneka Ogwumike scored 12.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victoria Vivians scored a career-best 21 points to help the Indiana Fever win their first game of the season, beating the Atlanta Dream 96-64 on Saturday night.
The Fever (1-10) trailed 38-35 at halftime before outscoring the Dream 36-16 advantage in the third quarter. Indiana opened the fourth quarter with a 15-6 run to lead 86-60 and put the game away.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes had 23 points, Layshia Clarendon scored all nine of her points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Dream beat the winless Indiana Fever 72-67 on Thursday.
Clarendon hit a long 3-pointer to give Atlanta a 60-55 lead with 4:14 remaining and she made a reverse layup on their next possession for a seven-point advantage.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A'ja Wilson scored 17 of her 35 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, helping the Las Vegas Aces beat the winless Indiana Fever 101-92 on Tuesday night.
Las Vegas opened the extra session on an 8-0 run after Indiana closed regulation by scoring eight straight points. The Fever didn't make their first field goal of overtime until 55.4 seconds remained.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — It's been a tough start to the season for the Indiana Fever.
The team has lost its first eight games — the worst start in franchise history. Indiana had a good shot at its first victory Sunday but fell to New York 78-75. With the game tied in the final 20 seconds, the Fever couldn't get a needed stop and then didn't get a good look on the other end to try to tie it.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Marissa Coleman hit a big shot in the final minute against her former team to help the New York Liberty get a much needed win.
Coleman's tiebreaking 3-pointer with 16.1 seconds left gave New York a 78-75 victory over the winless Indiana Fever on Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 10 of her career-high 35 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Wings overcame a 13-point deficit to beat the Indiana Fever 89-83 on Friday night.
Diggins-Smith scored six points in the final 45 seconds, made 14 of 16 free throws, grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds and had six assists. Liz Cambage added 21 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, and Allisha Gray had 15 points for the Wings (4-3).
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Courtney Williams added 11 points, seven rebounds and career-high tying six assists in the Connecticut Sun's 86-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.
Rachel Banham scored a career-high 14 points, Jasmine Thomas added 11, and Chiney Ogwumike had 10 points with eight rebounds for Connecticut (3-0). The Sun are off to their best start in 10 seasons.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 10 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 87-70 on Tuesday night.
Los Angeles, which took over the top spot in the AP WNBA power poll this week, jumped out to a 20-6 lead and it was 50-36 at the half behind 17 points from Ogwumike. Indiana pulled within 67-57 early in the fourth quarter but the Sparks answered with a 9-2 run and led by double figures the rest of the way.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points and Elena Delle Donne had 13 points and seven assists to help the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 82-75 on Sunday.
Delle Donne hit Toliver for a 3 to make it 82-73 with 1:08 remaining. The Fever (0-2) trailed by as many as 14 points early in the fourth quarter, but Candice Dupree made a jumper and then a runner in the lane 26 seconds later to pull the Fever within six with 1:25 to play.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 19, Diamond DeShields added 18 points in her WNBA debut, and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 82-64 in the season opener for both teams Saturday.
Chicago led 36-34 at halftime and held the lead throughout the second half. Indiana got within 58-54 on Erica Wheeler's driving layup with 7:19 left in the fourth quarter, but the Sky went on a 10-2 run and led by double digits the rest of the way.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury swapped point guards.
The Mercury traded Danielle Robinson to the Minnesota Lynx while acquiring Briann January from the Indiana Fever on Tuesday.
Phoenix also sent the No. 8 pick in this year's WNBA draft to the Fever and received Minnesota's No. 12 pick.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pacers Sports & Entertainment generated record revenue this year from its management of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 18 points, Sylvia Fowles had 12 points and 13 rebounds for her 19th double-double, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 80-69 on Wednesday night.
Minnesota (25-7) won its 25th game for the sixth time in seven years and moved a game in front of Los Angeles for the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Seimone Augustus added 14 points for Minnesota, which beat Indiana by a WNBA record 59 points when the two teams met on Aug. 18.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points and the Atlanta Dream kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 79-74 overtime victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.
Atlanta's Bria Holmes grabbed an offensive rebound and found Brittney Sykes for a 3-pointer to tie it at 68 with 19.5 seconds left in regulation. Indiana guard Erica Wheeler dribbled down the clock, but lost control of it to end regulation.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored all 16 of her points in the first half and the New York Liberty beat the Indiana Fever 71-50 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Rodgers only attempted one shot in the second half and played just 20 minutes.
Tina Charles added 13 points and nine rebounds for New York (18-12). Bria Hartley had 12 points, and Epiphanny Prince 11.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Fever guard Briann January will miss the final two weeks of the WNBA season because of a knee injury.
The nine-year veteran has torn cartilage in her right knee. She is averaging 9.5 points and 3.9 assists in 25 games this season.
January played on the Fever's 2012 championship team and helped Indiana reach the WNBA Finals in 2009 and 2015.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Krystal Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds as the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 100-80 on Saturday in a WNBA game that was delayed 48 minutes to start the second half because of water on the court.
The Mystics (16-10) were up by 13 at the half when the game was delayed because of a leak in the Verizon Center roof. The teams entertained themselves and the fans during part of the delay by having a dance contest.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Krystal Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 100-80 on Saturday night in a game that was delayed 48 minutes to start the second half because of water on the court.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles scored 26 points and the New York Liberty overcame Erica Wheeler's 33 points for an 81-76 victory over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night.
Wheeler made two of her seven 3-pointers in the final 20 seconds. Charles answered the first with two free throws for a 79-73 lead, and Epiphanny Prince made two more with 13 seconds left to seal the win.
Shavonte Zellous added 16 points for New York (13-12), including 10 of the Liberty's 27 made free throws.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Candice Dupree scored a season-high 31 points and Erlana Larkins made a putback with 8.2 seconds left as the Indiana Fever beat the WNBA-leading Minnesota Lynx 84-82 on Sunday night to end a five-game losing streak.
Dupree made a career-high 15 field goals on 21 attempts and Briann January scored had 14 points and six assists for Indiana, which is in last place in the Eastern conference with nine wins and 17 losses.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Candice Dupree scored a season-high 31 points, Erlana Larkins made a putback with 8.2 seconds left and the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 84-82 on Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Dupree made a career-high 15 field goals on 21 attempts and Briann January scored had 14 points and six assists for Indiana (9-17).
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and 10 assists for her third straight double-double and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 81-70 on Friday night.
Vandersloot keyed Chicago's 14-0 run for a 70-58 lead with big plays on three straight possessions. She banked in a 3-pointer, made a no-look pass to Bashaara Graves for a layup and hit a pull-up jumper in transition.