Connecticut’s Alyssa Thomas logs first triple-double in franchise history

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Connecticut’s Alyssa Thomas made history Friday night, notching the first triple-double in franchise history during the Sun’s 94-84 win over Minnesota.

Thomas tallied 15 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for her first career triple-double and the 17th in league history.

“It’s not easy to do it at this level, and so to get this tonight definitely means a lot,” Thomas said after the game.

Thomas’ effort marks the sixth triple-double of the 2022 season, the most of any season to date. The 30-year-old joins Candace Parker and Sabrina Ionescu, who each have logged two triple-doubles this year, and Moriah Jefferson in completing the feat this season.

Her Friday night outing was a full circle moment for Thomas, who is the longest-tenured Sun player. She has played with Connecticut since 2014.

“Now since 2017, we’ve won the most regular-season games in the league. She’s a big part of that and has been a staple in our franchise and has been a face of our franchise,” said Sun head coach Curt Miller of Thomas after the game. “Obviously we refer to her as our engine. It’s fitting through all the perseverance that she’s the one to record the first triple-double.”