Paige Bueckers’ career-high 34 points lead UConn to opening win


Paige Bueckers put on a show in UConn’s season-opening 95-80 win over Arkansas on Sunday, notching a career-high 34 points to lead the No. 2 Huskies.

Bueckers went 15 for 19 from the floor and added six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in the victory. The sophomore’s 34 points were the most by a UConn women’s basketball player in a season debut since Kerry Bascom scored 34 in the Huskies’ 1989 season opener.

UConn senior Christyn Williams finished second on the team with 18 points, four rebounds and three assists, while Evina Westbrook contributed 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

The Huskies shot 56.9 percent from the field as a team, outpacing the Razorbacks’ offense through four quarters.

Next up: UConn takes on Minnesota on Saturday, while Arkansas meets Arkansas State on Friday.