Sunday was a very good night for former Ohio State women’s basketball legend Kelsey Mitchell. En route to helping her Indiana Fever defeat the Connecticut Sun 104-76 in their regular season finale, Mitchell put her name on multiple lines in the record books.
The second-year WNBA star had 30 points in the first half, and for the game, she hit nine three-pointers; the latter is a regular season record and ties Kristi Toliver’s mark set in the 2017 playoffs.
In addition, her 38 points in the game were a new franchise high for the Fever.
️ BALLER pic.twitter.com/MY9I4R1pkD— Indiana Fever ⛹️♀️ (@IndianaFever) September 8, 2019
Despite the impressive outpouring on Sunday night, Mitchell’s Fever will not make the playoffs, and have the second best odds to earn the number one pick in the draft. The Sun will enter the playoffs as the second overall seed, meaning that they will get a double-bye into the semifinals.
Having already been locked into the No. 2 seed, the Sun only played their starters in the first half. But who cares? Kelsey still balled out!
️ NEW RECORD— Indiana Fever ⛹️♀️ (@IndianaFever) September 8, 2019
Kelsey Mitchell buries a #WNBA record NINTH 3-pointer @Kelz_Hoop @WNBA pic.twitter.com/GWlWP9kV5w
Mitchell finishes the regular season leading the Fever with a 13.6 points per game average. Congrats to Kelsey; we’re looking forward to even more in 2020!
Check out the full game highlights here: