A'ja Wilson had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Angel McCoughtry added 20 points and the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces held off the No. 7 seed Connecticut Sun 66-63 on Tuesday night in Bradenton, Fla., to advance to the franchise's second WNBA Finals.
Las Vegas will play on Friday against Seattle, which advanced to its second championship series in three seasons on Sunday after sweeping the Lynx. The Aces' franchise hadn't reached the finals since doing so as the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2008.
Carolyn Swords and Danielle Robinson each grabbed 10 rebounds for Las Vegas, which overcame 18 turnovers.
Purdue suspends 13 players
Purdue suspended 14 students—13 of them athletes — for violating the Protect Purdue Pledge by attending a party Saturday in a residence hall. The students must vacate the dormitory by Wednesday though they can file an appeal. All of the athletes compete in winter or spring sports.
• Notre Dame will resume football practice Wednesday despite having 39 players in isolation or quarantine because of a COVID-19 outbreak that ESPN.com reported was traced to a pregame team meal and a player vomiting on the sideline.
• La Salle has cut seven sports, effective at the end of the academic year, in a move affecting approximately 130 athletes.
Goedert breaks ankle
Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert fractured his left ankle and was placed him on injured reserve, which would sideline him for at least three weeks.
• The Falcons placed cornerback Darqueze Dennard on the reserve/injured list because of a hamstring injury.