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Connecticut Defeats Minnesota 86-80 - Recap

Kara Lawson scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Connecticut over Minnesota, 86-80, on Saturday at Target Center.

Connecticut was the ATS victor, as they covered the 9-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 165.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Tina Charles had 19 points for Connecticut and Asjha Jones chipped in with 16 points. Allison Hightower had 5 assists for the Sun, while Tina Charles was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 15 boards.

Minnesota got 19 points from Maya Moore in a losing cause and another 15 points from Taj McWilliams-Franklin. Lindsay Whalen contributed 5 assists for the Lynx, while Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Connecticut were victorious, as the score was 41-38 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Connecticut as they grabbed 48 boards, while Minnesota only had 38.

Next game, Connecticut takes its act on the road to face Washington looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Tulsa.