Bueckers scores career-high 34, No. 2 UConn beats Arkansas

Paige Bueckers scored a career-high 34 issues, making 15 of her 19 box objective makes an attempt, and No. 2 UConn opened its season with a 95-80 win over Arkansas

HARTFORD, Conn. — Paige Bueckers scored a career-high 34 issues, making 15 of her 19 box objective makes an attempt, and No. 2 UConn opened its season with a 95-80 win over Arkansas on Sunday.

Bueckers, the reigning AP Participant of the Yr, scored 32 issues towards St. John’s in her sensational freshman season. She made 10 of her 11 photographs in the second one part towards the Razorbacks on a blinding show of layups and mid-range jumpers to stay UConn’s lead in double digits.

Christyn Williams added 18 issues and Evina Westbrook had 15 for the Huskies, who avenged the one regular-season loss the group had remaining yr when UConn fell to the then-No. 19 Razorbacks 90-87 in Fayetteville.

UConn (1-Zero) raced out to a 17-2 lead in the back of Westbrook and Williams. Arkansas (2-1) ignored 8 of its first 9 photographs sooner than in the end getting going offensively on a three-point play through Sasha Goforth that ended a 12-Zero run through the Huskies. Arkansas minimize its deficit to 26-23 early in the second one quarter sooner than Bueckers broke free.

Bueckers took only one shot within the first quarter, however scored 12 issues in the second one as UConn went up 49-39 on the part.

UConn scored the primary seven issues of the 3rd quarter to place the sport away, together with a Three-pointer through Aaliyah Edwards, the primary of her profession.

Amber Ramirez scored 20 issues and Goforth added 17 to steer Arkansas.

MAKING HER DEBUT

Azzi Fudd, who used to be the No. 1 recruit popping out of highschool remaining yr, had seven in her first recreation for the Huskies. She made her first basket, scoring on a fastbreak with 6:40 left in the second one quarter.

TIP-INS

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas: The Razorbacks are rebuilding after dropping Chelsea Dungee and Future Slocum to the WNBA.

UP NEXT

Arkansas: The Razorbacks are off till Friday after they discuss with instate rival Arkansas State.

UConn: The Huskies head to the Bahamas, the place they’ll play within the Struggle four Atlantis subsequent weekend. UConn will face Minnesota on Saturday within the opening spherical.

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Extra AP ladies’s university basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-womens-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP—Best25

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