Updated: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 9:36 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 9:36 PM EST
HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- The Quinnipiac women's basketball team is undefeated in league play, with a legitimate chance to become the school's first basketball team to make the NCAA tournament.
As time winds down on each win, Quinnipiac inches closer to its ultimate goal.
"Make history, that is our number one goal," said sophomore guard Jasmine Martin.
Never before has a Bobcat basketball team, women or men, made it to the NCAA tournament.
"we talk about it all the time, I mean, and I really think it would be cool if mens and womens did it at the same time, you know, they're picking it up and turning it around so anything is possible at this point," said Martin.
"We haven't been there before and we're hungry to be there this year," said Tricia Fabbri. It is her 18th season at Quinnpiac.
No one in the Northeast Conference is playing better ball than Tricia Fabbri's team.
With 5 games to go, QU is unbeaten in league play. At 13-0 they know they're a marked team.
"There's that one team that wants to kick us off and stop us from being undefeated so we just gotta keep playing hard and keep playing and we're playing now and eventually we're gonna win that championship," said senior guard Felicia Barron.
"Our depth, our talent and roatating and wearing teams down every 40 minutes has continued to be a real recipe for success for us," said Fabbri.
If they win out, the Bobcats will be 27-2 heading into the NEC tournament. The 27 wins would be the most in the programs D1 history.
This is a bunch that plays hard, practices harder but has fun doing it.
"You can't imagine. Our practices are better than our games. They're so competitive. They're ready to work. They're not taking any shortcuts," said Fabbri.
"We act like we're enemies in practice. The harder we practice and we bring it all to the court, the games come a lot easier," said Barron.
"They're not satisfied. They're willing to work, they continue to work and they know what they want and they're striving for it every day," said Fabbri.