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Monday, March 25, 2013

Seniors bid adieu to Gampel tonight

While UConn could have as many as three more games in the Connecticut this season counting tonight's game against Vanderbilt, the second-round game will mark the final true home game for seniors Kelly Faris, Caroline Doty and Heather Buck.

While the trio was honored before their final regular-season at Gampel last month, there is a sense of finality for the three who have only been on the losing side two times inside their basketball home since arriving at UConn.

"We pretty much live here if we are not in our apartment or we aren't in class we are probably here so this is pretty much our home away from home," Faris said.

"This is it. This is our last chance to play on this court, this is our main home court and to think that four years ago I was coming in and it was my first game and now the excitement that came with that and now it is all about to  and it is hard to believe it went by fast."

Faris will make her 111th career start and become the sixth Husky to play 150 games while Doty will play in her 127th game.

"Every good thing has to end. I was fortunate to be able to play here," Doty said. "Gampel is known to be one of the best places to play for college women's basketball and to be a part of it for five straight years is a dream come true and I am happy. I am going to miss it but I have the memories."

The Huskies will miss the blue-collar aspect of the senior class when they aren't here for the start of practice in October.

"They have both been here, Carol five and Kelly four and they do a great job of playing, even though they are more facilitators than scorers," UConn junior center Stefanie Dolson said. "Kelly has become more of a scorer so they really work really well together.

"We are going to miss them a ton, just (Doty's)  leadership on the floor and her aggressiveness on defense kind of controls things on offense and with Kelly, just hard hard she works. She always holds herself accountable and we are going to miss them both with their leadership and how awesome they are."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

faris was in a funk. doty played 24 but only had 1 assist and 2 points.

9:30 PM 

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