A fast start on Saturday night ensured that what had been a good week for the Minnesota Lynx would only get better.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
Lindsay Whalen has been reunited with her Gophers teammate Janel McCarville, as the Minnesota Lynx has acquired the center from the Tulsa Shock in a three-team trade on Friday.
Candice Wiggins scored 25 points, Maya Moore had 24 and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Tulsa Shock 107-86 on Tuesday.
Lindsay Whalen scored 13 of her 21 points in the second period, Candice Wiggins added 18 points and the Minnesota Lynx cruised to a 101-71 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday night.