Updated: Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, 9:14 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, 9:14 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- The UConn women's basketball team is gonna keep you up late tonight. Huskies aren't scheduled to tip off against Louisville until after 9 at the XL Center. By the time the players get home, one of the Huskies will be reaching a major milestone.
These days, there's only one number Kelly Faris is thinking about and it has nothing to do with basketball. Although, the way she's shooting the three makes Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis nervous.
"You guys are neck and neck in that 3 point percentage right now," said News 8's John Pierson.
"I know I really don't like it and Kelly, I told her she needs to stay in her place. The only thing I do is shoot threes. She needs to back up," said Lewis laughing.
"Yeah she's joked around with me a little but she's taking my rebounds so it's fair," said Faris.
Rebounds, assists, steals...They've always been the strength of Faris' game. This season her nose for the ball has taken her to the basket.
"As far as offensive minded, I think I'm to a point right now where I'm much better and much more comfortable where I'm at than I have been in the past," said Faris.
"She makes our team that much better when she's attacking the basket, when she's making threes. Kelly has worked her butt off. Just as long as Kelly keeps it up I don't think our team is going to have any problems," said Lewis.
A quietly ferocious defender, Faris has become one of CT's all-time leaders in steals. Nationally, she doesn't get much attention even though this year her assist to turnover ratio is the best in the country.
"She is just one of those players that does eveything out on the court and that's why we love Kelly so much," said Bria Hartley.
"I've never really been one to sit there and look for whose saying what about me or if it's negative or positive. I think if you get too caught up in that kind of stuff you're focusing on the wrong thing," said Faris.
Faris has never really gotten caught up in the numbers but tommorrow does have her attention.
"I keep forgetting my birthday is coming up. It's kind of sad," said Faris.
"What did you get Kelly for her birthday?
"Sh, I'm not telling you," said Stefanie Dolson.
"It will be nice. She'll be surprised, even though she's upset she's getting old," said Lewis.
"I'm 22, going to be 22. For me, I feel old," said Faris.