Bueckers, Clark among returning stars in women’s NCAA field

Connecticut’s Paige Bueckers (5) and teammates celebrate their win against Villanova in an NCAA college basketball game in the Big East tournament final at Mohegan Sun Arena on March 7 in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Stanford guard Haley Jones (30) shoots against Utah guard Dru Gylten, left, and forward Jenna Johnson (22) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Pac-12 tournament championship Sunday, March 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Paige Bueckers and Caitlin Clark are back, this time as talented sophomores in the women’s basketball NCAA Tournament.