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Paige Bueckers' freshman season comes to an end at Final Four

Bueckers' Huskies were upset by Arizona on Friday night.
Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers saw her freshman season come to a close on Friday night as her UConn Huskies were upset in the national semifinal by the Arizona Wildcats 69-59.

The Hopkins native came into the game with a sensational run in the NCAA tournament but couldn't find her shooting on Friday night. The Wildcats limited Bueckers to 5-for-13 shooting but she still finished with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists.

While the ending of Bueckers' freshman season was disappointing, the path to the Final Four was one to remember.

Bueckers averaged 20 points, 5.8 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Huskies this season. She also became the second player in UConn history along with Maya Moore to win the Big East Freshman and Player of the Year Awards in the same season.

Bueckers also won the Tamika Catchings Award as the top freshman in the nation along with Iowa's Caitlin Clark and was the only freshman to be a finalist for the Wooden Award, given to the top player in women's college basketball.

With seven freshmen on the roster, there's a great chance that UConn will be back to the Final Four next season. That will be played at the Target Center, which could give Bueckers a chance to win a national title in her home state.

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