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Buck Earns Fourth Horizon League Freshman of the Week Accolade

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: March 03, 2014
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By Rachel Buck (@GBRachel)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – For the fourth time this season, Green Bay freshman Tesha Buck (Red Wing, Minn.) was named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

In addition to being the fourth recognition for Buck this season, it is the sixth freshman of the week honor for the Phoenix, with Mehryn Kraker (West Allis, Wis.) also taking home honors twice this season. Buck also won the award on Nov. 18, Nov. 25 and Dec. 16. 

In games against Wright State and Valparaiso last weekend, Buck finished averaging a combined 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.5 steals in 40.5 minutes of action. She also shot 40.0 percent (10-25) from the field and 31.6 percent (6-19) from deep. 

In a thrilling overtime victory over Wright State on Thursday, Buck played a team-high 43 minutes en route to posting her first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. She also added a game-high five assists and three steals. With the Phoenix leading by five with six seconds remaining in overtime Buck came up big, grabbing a defensive rebound before she was fouled. She walked to the other end of the court and sunk both of her free throws to seal the 79-72 win for the Phoenix. 

She followed that with another stat stuffing performance, totaling 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in the win against Valparaiso on Saturday. Buck came up with timely steals for the Phoenix and helped jumpstart the offense in the second half, having a hand in four of the first five baskets scored. She connected on two three point attempts to start before dishing out assists on baskets by Kraker and Megan Lukan.   

This season Buck leads the team averaging 1.8 steals per game while standing second with 4.0 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game and third with 10.2 points per game. She is just one of three players and the only freshman to stand among the conference leaders in points, rebounds, assists and steals per game, joining teammate Megan Lukan and Oakland’s Elena Popkey. 

Green Bay concludes regular season this week at home, welcoming Oakland on Thursday and Detroit on Saturday.

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Saturday , November 01
Women's Basketball 
vs. Michigan Tech (Exhibition)
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Thursday , November 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. UW-Oshkosh (Exhibition)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , November 15
Women's Basketball 
at Marquette
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Monday , November 17
Women's Basketball 
at Vanderbilt
7:00 PM
Nashville, Tenn.
 
Wednesday, November 19
Women's Basketball 
at Purdue
4:30 PM
West Lafayette, Ind.
 
Saturday , November 22
Women's Basketball 
vs. Duquesne
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , November 28
Women's Basketball 
at Georgia Tech
11:00 AM
Naples, Fla.
 
Saturday , November 29
Women's Basketball 
at Arizona State or Villanova
TBA
Naples, Fla.
 
Sunday , November 30
Women's Basketball 
at TBD
TBA
Naples, Fla.
 
Saturday , December 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. Western Michigan
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Wednesday, December 10
Women's Basketball 
at South Dakota State
7:00 PM
Brookings, S.D.
 
Saturday , December 13
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wisconsin
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , December 20
Women's Basketball 
vs. Vermont
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , December 28
Women's Basketball 
at Dayton
1:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Saturday , January 03
Women's Basketball 
vs. Davenport
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
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