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Paige Bueckers, Caitlin Clark Make UConn-Iowa a Star-Studded Sweet 16 Bout

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Asked earlier this week about her next game, Caitlin Clark politely reframed the terms of the question.

“It’s not Caitlin Clark versus Paige Bueckers,” the freshman guard said. “It’s Iowa versus UConn.”

She’s correct: The bracket does, in fact, read No. 5 seed Iowa versus No. 1 seed UConn. It’s not “Big Ten Freshman of the Year and national scoring leader Caitlin Clark versus Big East Freshman of the Year and national win shares leader Paige Bueckers.