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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Senior Day not the final act

There used to be a time when the Senior Day/Senior Night festivities had a sense of finality to it. Well, that is certainly not the case today.

While eight UConn seniors including players Kelly Faris, Heather Buck and Caroline Doty will be honored before today's game, it seems surreal to go crazy on Senior Day coverage since the Huskies could play eight more games in Connecticut this season including the regular season home finale on Tuesday against Pittsburgh at the XL Center. UConn could play three more games at the XL Center in the Big East tournament, the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament will be played at Gampel Pavilion while the regional semifinals and finals will be held in Bridgeport.

"It is kind of how it goes," Faris said. "Technically it is not our last game but  it is the only for sure given. We are different because we have two venues and it depends on the tournament who goes where but this night that is what it is meant for and that is the way we are going to treat it."

As for Buck, the game has special meaning for her even if she plays in more games in her home state.

"It's our last Gampel game before the tournament," Buck said. "The Big East and NCAA tournament it is a otally different focus. It is a different kind of feeling to those games so having the last regular season game here, we love playing in Hartford and we've had Senior Night there before, it feels right when it is in Gampel on campus and all the students are here, this really is our home."

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