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Former USF star Courtney Williams headed for WNBA finals with Connecticut Sun

The 5-foot-8 dynamo becomes the second former Bull to make the finals
Connecticut Sun's Courtney Williams is lifted in the air by her father Don Williams at the end of Game 2 of a WNBA basketball playoff game against the Los Angeles Sparks, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) [JESSICA HILL | AP]
Published Sep. 23
Updated Sep. 23

Roughly 3 1/2 years after sinking her last mid-range jumper for USF, Courtney Williams still is indirectly elevating the profile of the Bulls women's program.

A multi-dimensional 5-foot-8 guard for the Connecticut Sun, Williams became the second USF alumnus to reach the WNBA finals Sunday night, notching a double-double (17 points, 13 rebounds) in a 78-56 rout of Los Angeles to complete a three-game sweep in the WNBA semifinals.

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Williams joins Wanda Guyton as the only former Bulls to reach the finals. Guyton, USF’s No. 4 all-time scorer and No. 2 rebounder, won a pair of WNBA crowns with the Houston Comets in the late 1990s.

Williams, USF’s No. 2 career scorer (2,304 points) and No. 3 rebounder (931), averaged 19 points, 8.7 rebounds and five assists in three semifinal contests. She averaged 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds in the regular season.

The Sun (23-11), in the finals for the first time in 14 years, face Las Vegas or Washington in the best-of-five championship round.


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