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The Fast Break - August 31, 2020

All the UConn sports news you need to know.

A combined feeling of shock, sadness, and deja vu struck the UConn family this weekend as word spread of Clifford Robinson’s passing. Only a few weeks after the sudden death of fan-favorite, Stanley Robinson, followers of the Huskies are forced to say goodbye to yet another beloved former UConn star who had so much more to give to the world. As a way of honoring his incredible life, this edition of The Fast Break includes many of Cliff’s brightest UConn moments and is dedicated to his memory.

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Aubrey Griffin proves she can play with the boys, including her brothers:

UConn, Great Pic

Photos of UConn’s finest

  • Forget a room, Cliff’s smile could light up all of Gampel Pavilion:

Coach’s Corner

Find out what the UConn coaches are up to on and off the court

  • Uncle Cliffy’s contributions as a Husky are not lost on his Hall of Fame coach:
  • Kimani Young reflects on UConn men’s basketball’s recent recruiting run:
  • Speaking of Coach Hurley’s assistants:
  • This gem was one of many UConn-related mementos from Mamba Day:

Big League Buzz

Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world

Memory Lane

Revisiting the history of UConn sports

  • UConn men’s basketball would not be what it is today without Clifford Robinson:
  • Geno’s Huskies have accomplished this feat more than all other programs put together:
  • Chris Smith provided a heavy dose of nostalgia during a recent podcast:
  • These all-time talents have a lot of hardware between them:

Weekly Fancast

Once UConn sports return, we’ll provide info for the week’s upcoming games in this space. Until then, enjoy some classic recommendations from the vault.

After an impressive sophomore campaign, Cliff remained focused on honing his craft and developed into a talented big man who could drain it from deep. He averaged twenty points and seven rebounds per game his senior season before the Portland Trailblazers drafted him in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft. Here are the best plays from his last two years in Storrs:

In Memoriam:

Celebrating the life of a beloved Husky gone too soon

Once the tragic news of Cliff Robinson’s death emerged, social media was flooded with posts about his instrumental time at UConn, successful seasons in the NBA, and positive effect on those around him. These heartfelt reactions illustrate the honorable way he carried himself and celebrate the fulfilling life he lived.

  • A prime example of his selflessness and desire to help others maximize their potential:
  • He left a lasting impression on the Survivor host during the show’s 28th season:
  • A true cornerstone of the UConn men’s basketball program, Clifford Robinson will never be forgotten in the hallowed halls of the Huskies:

Final Play:

A parting sentiment from The Fast Break team

It’s been a tough week. Raise your spirits with this preview of what we can expect from Coach Hurley’s ultra-hyped squad whenever the 2020 season tips off:

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