Sun-Fever preview

Sun-Fever preview

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 8:10 p.m. ET

Two teams that appear to be heading in opposite directions collide when the Connecticut Sun travel on Wednesday afternoon to Indianapolis to play the Indiana Fever at Banker's Life Fieldhouse.

The Sun have gone 3-7 in their past 10 games and the Fever are 5-5.

And while both teams have won two of three, the Fever have the hot hand entering Wednesday's tipoff.

Indiana (9-11) found a way to win two straight on the road and can take another step toward .500 against a team that struggles on the road.


Not only are the Sun (5-14) inept on the road, where they have a 2-7 record, Connecticut has yet to beat an Eastern Conference opponent in nine attempts.

The Fever closed out a three-game road trip on Sunday by giving up a big early lead and then rallying to crush Seattle. Shenise Johnson came off the bench to score 18 points and Tamika Catchings added 15 points.

Alyssa Thomas scored 19 points and Chiney Ogwumike added 11 points as the Sun had a chance to knock off the Atlanta Dream at home on Sunday, Connecticut led 59-58 late in the game but ended up losing 67-63.

The Fever already have chalked up a win this season against the Sun. Tiffany Mitchell came off the bench to lead Indiana with 21 points in an 88-77 win on June 5 in Connecticut.

On Monday, Mitchell was named to the 11-member USA Basketball Women's Select Team, which will train alongside the U.S. women's Olympic team.

Mitchell is the Fever's second leading scorer at 11.7 points per game, behind Catchings, who leads Indiana at 13.6 per game.

Alex Bentley paces the Sun at 14.5 points per game. She was held to two points in the teams' first meeting in June.