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Paige Bueckers leads Nancy Lieberman Award preseason watch list

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UConn sophomore Paige Bueckers headlines the 20-player watch list for the 2022 Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the top point guard in women’s college basketball.

Bueckers, who became the first freshman to win the award in 2020-21, will look to defend her title this season.

Also on the list are Caitlin Clark of Iowa, Ashley Owusu of Maryland and Veronica Burton of Northwestern. The Big Ten leads all conferences with five players on the list.

Bueckers and UConn open their season against Arkansas on Nov. 14 in Hartford, Conn.