MANSFIELD, Conn. — Freshman Paige Bueckers is already the go-to player for top-ranked UConn. The 19-year-old leads UConn in scoring, minutes played, 3-point shooting, assists, and steals.
She has already hit 3-pointers that sealed wins against Tennessee and then-No. 1 South Carolina. Coach Geno Auriemma says he's asking Bueckers to do more than any other freshman he's had, a list that includes stars like Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore and Breanna Stewart.
Bueckers says she enjoys the challenge and credits her teammates and attributes her confidence to the support of her teammates, coaches and a deep faith in God.