PISCATAWAY, NJ – Former Rutgers women’s basketball standout Tammy Sutton-Brown (’01) and her Charlotte Sting begin their push towards their first WNBA title when the Sting take on the Connecticut Sun in the first round of the 2003 WNBA Playoffs.
Charlotte, the second seed in the Eastern Conference, plays the Sun, the third seed, in the best-of-three, first-round series. The first game will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Connecticut. Game 2 will be conducted in Charlotte on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 3:00 p.m., and the final game (if necessary) will be held Monday, Sept. 1, at 7:00 p.m. in Charlotte. The winner of the Charlotte-Connecticut series will face the winner of the Detroit-Cleveland series in the Eastern Conference Finals.
A 2002 WNBA All-Star, Sutton-Brown is in her third season with the Sting, averaging 8.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.
The Sting have qualified for the playoffs in each of Sutton-Brown’s three seasons, advancing to the WNBA Finals in 2001 and the Eastern Conference first round in 2002.
Sutton-Brown averaged 9.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during her career “On the Banks,” helping the Scarlet Knights reach four consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including the 2000 Final Four. She ranks third in field-goal percentage (.577), fourth in blocked shots (148), sixth in free throws attempted (494), seventh in free throws made (304), 12th in rebounding (685) and 15th in scoring (1,246) on the RU career charts.