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Buck Tabbed Horizon League Freshman of the Week

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: November 25, 2013
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By Rachel Buck (@GBRachel)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – For the second-consecutive week, Green Bay women’s basketball freshman Tesha Buck (Red Wing, Minn.) was named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

Buck becomes just the second player in Horizon League history to earn the accolade in back-to-back weeks. Loyola’s Taylor Johnson did it on February 18 and 25 of last season, the first year the weekly award was handed out. UIC’s Rachel Story was named the conference player of the week. 

Starting both games of the TD Bank Classic hosted by the University of Vermont last weekend, Buck averaged 8.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals, 3.5 assists and 0.5 blocks in 29.0 minutes. She finished the weekend shooting 35.7 percent (5-14) from the field, 22.2 percent (2-9) from three and 62.5 percent (5-8) from the charity stripe. She also recorded a 2.3 assist/turnover ratio for the weekend.

In the tourney opener against Siena, Buck had a career-high seven rebounds, five steals and one block in addition to nine points as the Phoenix went on to win, 63-52. She followed that performance with eight points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists as the Phoenix captured the TD Bank Classic title with a 74-57 win over host Vermont.

Buck has started all five games for the Phoenix this season, and currently leads the team in assists (4.4), steals (2.0) and minutes (31.2) while ranking second in scoring average (9.6) and rebounding (4.6). In the conference, she stands at the top with a 3.1 assist/turnover ratio, second in assists and sixth in steals. She is the only freshman to rank in the top-10 in any of the conference categories.  

Green Bay returns to action on Friday at the Maine Thanksgiving Tournament, hosted by the University of Maine. The Phoenix faces William and Mary at 6 p.m. CST on Friday, and will take on either Maine or Massachusetts on Saturday.

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SCHEDULE
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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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