After 11 combined victories the past two seasons, new coach Mike Thibault and his players are out to turn around Washington.
As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Mechelle Voepel takes a look at the Washington Mystics.
After winning just six games last summer, the Mystics cleaned house, hoping seven new players and the return of Monique Currie really can alter Washington's course.
For the first time in franchise history, the Mystics grabbed a No. 1 seed in the playoffs. But any of the four East teams could play its way into the WNBA finals.
Team USA finalized its 24-player pool for this fall's World Championship on Wednesday. That Crystal Langhorne won't even get to compete for a roster spot is an avoidable and glaring mistake.
In the past, it has seemed that everything that could go wrong for Washington did go wrong. But this season, the Mystics seem to be turning around that misfortune.
Marissa Coleman and No. 6 Maryland sat they have learned plenty from three losses over the last month. But can they put those lessons to good use Sunday when the Terps meet up with No. 1 Duke again?
With some of the game's best posts going head-to-head Sunday when Maryland hosts UNC, the paint battle might seem like 15 rounds of heavyweight boxing.
As a youngster, only Crystal Langhorne's height kept her on the court. But her game's grown to point where she has Maryland one win from a national title.