Feb. 22, 2013
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STORRS, Conn.- The UConn women’s hoops team welcomes conference foe Seton Hall (9-17, 4-9 BE) to Gampel Pavilion on Saturday at 4 p.m. Seniors Heather Buck, Caroline Doty and Kelly Faris and seven senior managers will be honored in a pregame ceremony which is scheduled to begin at 3:44 p.m.
The No. 3 Huskies (24-2, 11-1 BIG EAST) are led by Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis who averages 17.0 points per game and is second in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage as she is shooting 42.6 from behind the arc. Joining her in the national rankings is Stefanie Dolson, second on the team with 14.1 points per game, who leads the country in field goal percentage with 62.7.
The Huskies own a 48-10 all-time record against the Lady Pirates and have won 43 out of the last 44 contests, including 28 straight. Faris is averaging 4.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.7 assits per game in three career contests against Seton Hall, while Doty averages 9.0 points and 4.5 assists in two games against the Lady Pirates.
Connecticut looks to get back to its winning ways on senior day as St. John’s snapped UConn’s 18-game senior day winning streak last year. That marked the Huskies’ first senior day loss since a 64-62 setback to Georgetown in 1993.
The UConn senior class has been a part of three BIG EAST regular season titles, four BIG EAST Tournament crowns, four trips to the Final Four and two National Championships. Donning the UConn jersey, Buck has averaged 1.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 7.4 minutes, while Doty has averaged 22 minutes per game and recorded 116 starts and scored 5.8 points, grabbed 2.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
Faris has 102 career starts for the Huskies and became only the fourth Husky to make 100 consecutive career starts joining Renee Montgomery, Jennifer Rizzotti and Jamelle Elliot. Faris, seventh on UConn’s individual career steals (264) list, has averaged 7.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game while at Connecticut.
Saturday’s game will be televised on SNY with Andrew Catalon, Meg Culmo and Kerith Burke on the call. The contest will also be broadcasted lived on the UConn Radio Network with Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske.