Surrounded by a dozen reporters, tape recorders and cameras, she couldn't quite recall what might be considered her magic number.

"Oh gosh, I have no idea," said Kelly Faris, when asked about her current number of consecutive team titles. "Maybe, I don't know."

Luckily her father Bob was eager to fill in.

Its easy to recall Connecticut's 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball national championship, in which Faris came off the bench to help the Huskies to an undefeated season. 

There are the four in high school at Heritage Christian to make it five in a row-and then Kelly's father remembered two conference championships in middle school-the highest level the team could achieve.

"It makes you feel like its not a natural occurrence," said Bob Faris of his daughter's seven consecutive team titles in basketball. "We're very proud of her."

Will eight be enough? That's to be seen, but in an attempt for another consecutive championship, Faris has become a key contributor to arguably the strongest team in women's college basketball.

After spending most of the 2009-2010 season as a reserve, Faris has started every game for the Huskies, averaging just under eight points and five assists a a game.

"We've gone through a lot this year and a lot of different obstacles that we've had to overcome but it will be really rewarding if we get to the end and pull it out," said Faris.

Doing so begins on Sunday against Notre Dame at 9:30 P.M., with the winner advancing to face either Stanford-the only team to hang a loss on Connecticut in three years-and Texas A&M. But completing this "8-Peat" would bring extra satisfaction, since Conseco Fieldhouse is just 10 miles east of her hometown of Plainfield.

Clinching another crown in Indiana and in the venue to which she won three of those previous seven titles, would make this championship special in itself.

"It's nice to be back," said Faris of returning to the Fieldhouse. "Kinda feels like high school again."

If history is a factor, that might be a good thing for the team in blue.