Seattle, the two seed in the playoffs, swept Minnesota, the four seed, in three games (88-86, 89-79, 92-71). Alexander did not appear in the semifinals.
Alexander, a seven-year veteran, averaged 2.3 points and one rebound in 16 games this season. Prior to signing with Minnesota this offseason, Alexander had stints in Chicago, Indiana, and the San Antonio Stars (now the Las Vegas Aces).
At the conclusion of her Syracuse career, Alexander was the program leader in points (2,024), blocks (350), field goals (736), free throws made (552), and games played (140, tied).
Sykes started in 14 games this season and averaged 10.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per contest. She was traded to the Sparks after spending her first three WNBA seasons with the Atlanta Dream.
When she graduated, Sykes ranked third in school history with 1,846 points, first in starts (137), and third in field goals made (670). She is the highest-drafted player in program history as seventh overall in 2017.