UConn’s Bueckers is Big East player, freshman of the year

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) – UConn freshman guard Paige Bueckers was named the Big East’s player and freshman of the year on Thursday, joining Maya Moore in 2007-08 as the only women’s basketball players to earn both honors in the same season.

Bueckers leads the top-ranked Huskies in scoring (19.8 points …