Charles closes in on career marks

Senior could take over both UConn records Monday at Notre Dame (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET)

Updated: March 1, 2010, 11:33 AM ET
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UConn is chasing its own win streak. Tina Charles is chasing Rebecca Lobo and Nykesha Sales.

As the Huskies close in on Win No. 70, which would tie the women's NCAA Division I win streak set by UConn in 2001-03, all eyes are focused on Big Monday's matchup at Notre Dame and then the Big East tournament. If UConn keeps winning, the Huskies could tie the record Sunday in the Big East quarterfinals. Win No. 71 would come the following day in the tournament semifinals. Dating to their season opener on Nov. 16, 2008, the Huskies have won 68 consecutive games, including the 2009 NCAA title.

But Charles could top a milestone (or two) of her own Monday. The senior is just 12 points shy of Nykesha Sales' career scoring record at UConn and only four rebounds short of Rebecca Lobo's career rebounding mark.

This season, Charles is averaging 18.2 points and a team-best 9.3 rebounds per game while shooting 63.8 percent from the field.

Information from ESPN researcher Greg Dohmann is included in this report.