Fever gets it done! Indiana claims first ever WNBA title!
Congrats to the Indiana Fever on their first-ever WNBA championship! The Fever knocked out the Minnesota Lynx last night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to close out the championship series with a huge 87-78 victory.
Leading the way was Fever fan favorite Tamika Catchings, tallying 25 points in the win. Despite winning three Olympic gold medals and an NCAA championship at Tennesee, Catchings had never won an WNBA title. Catchings’ former UT coach, Pat Summit, was in attendance with 15,213 other WNBA fans to witness the exciting final game.
Indiana high school connections to the Fever’s championship run include player Katie Douglas (right, Perry Meridian/Purdue) and assistant coach Stephanie White (Seeger/Purdue). Douglas played very little in the championship game due to an ankle injury, but she was instrumental to the Fever’s championship run, averaging 22 points and shooting 54% from the field during the WNBA tournament.
- WNBA Champs: Can the Fever do it again next season? – Indianapolis Star
- Fever beat Lynx for first WNBA title – CBS News
- Fever already cashing in on WNBA title, aiming for more – Indianapolis Business Journal
- Fans key in our run to WNBA Finals – ESPN
- Fever win has impact on local girls’ teams – WTHR-TV
- For Douglas, you can go home again – ESPN
- Case of Fever finishes Lynx in WNBA finals – Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Turning disappointment into a title – ESPN
- Indiana Fever win WNBA title – WLFI-TV
- Thanks to the Fever, Indiana has a professional basketball title once again – Fox 59
- Catchings, Fever win WNBA title; parade Tuesday in downtown Indy – Indy Sports Legends
- Fever share championship moment – ESPN
- WNBA Finals: Fever win 87-78, claim franchise’s first championship – Indianapolis Star