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The Fast Break - Hot Sauce Huskies Special Edition

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Unless you live under Spirit Rock, you know that UConn fans have taken over social media with hot sauce shenanigans over the last week! Their hilarious antics are made even better knowing that they’re connected to a fundraiser benefitting the Husky Ticket Project and that thousands of young fans will be able to attend Huskies games thanks to the immense generosity of UConn Nation. We’ve compiled the best moments from this momentous week in UConn Huskies history and bring them to you in this special Hot Sauce Huskies edition of The Fast Break!

Weekly Rewind

The latest UConn athletics news and #HotSauceHuskies headlines

U Gotta See This

Video highlights that really pack a punch

  • Here’s how a UConn fan held himself #accountable for a mid-game tweet and sparked a hot sauce revolution in the process:
  • Who doesn’t love a good waterfall?!
  • WARNING - This content may not be suitable for all viewers:

UConn, Great Pic

Fuego photos of UConn’s finest

  • The Hurley Hot Sauce era begins with a splash on the recruiting trail:
  • With Bouknight out, the Huskies will be counting on Tyrese to jalapeno pop-off:

Coach’s Corner

Find out what UConn coaches are up to on the court and who can handle the heat off it

  • The Hurleys celebrate locking down Corey Floyd Jr. in true #HotSauceHuskies fashion:
  • Coach Penders and company pitch in to help the cause:
  • Even ADDB is getting sauced:
  • Nobody throws down harder #forthekids than Randy:


Get a taste of the spicy sensation that’s sweeping UConn Nation

  • All the feels:
  • The #UConn sea shanty we never knew we needed:
  • @huskiesalltime1 getting in on the action:
  • A balanced gameday breakfast begins with hot sauce and bourbon:

Weekly Watchlist

Find out when you could be getting sauced again this week

UConn Men’s Basketball:

- Monday, Jan. 18 v. St. John’s; 2:30 p.m. on FOX (TV) / UConn SN (Radio)

- Saturday, Jan. 23 @ Creighton; 2:30 p.m. on Fox (TV) / UConn SN (Radio)

*The team’s Wednesday, Jan. 20 matchup with Xavier has been postponed due to a COVID case within the Musketeers program

UConn Women’s Basketball:

- Tuesday, Jan. 19 v. Butler; 6:30 p.m. on SNY (TV) / 97.9 ESPN (Radio)

- Thursday, Jan. 21 @ Tennessee; 7 p.m. on ESPN (TV) / 97.9 ESPN (Radio)

- Saturday, Jan. 23 v. Georgetown; 12:30 p.m. on SNY (TV) / 97.9 ESPN (Radio)

UConn Men’s Ice Hockey:

- Friday, Jan. 22 v. UMass Lowell; 6 p.m. with coverage TBA

- Saturday, Jan. 23 @ UMass Lowell; time and coverage TBA

UConn Women’s Ice Hockey:

- Saturday, Jan. 23 v. Boston University; time and coverage TBA

- Sunday, Jan. 24 @ Boston University; time and coverage TBA

Cause We Care

Learn about the incredible organization behind the hot sauce craze

This isn’t the first time we’ve featured the Husky Ticket Project in our Cause We Care section and we’re sure it won’t be the last! They’ve been doing incredible work long before the #HotSauceHuskies collaboration and it’s so awesome to see them getting so much love on a national level! As of today, they’ve raised an incredible $54,000 since @BpenfieldJ’s historic shot of hot sauce during the Marquette game and can now send 5,400 kids to future UConn sporting events as a result!

We encourage everyone to take part in the hot sauce challenge on Twitter (CLICK HERE for inspiration) and donate to this exciting cause if you haven’t done so already! Please enjoy this video to experience the true magic of the Husky Ticket Project and thank you for showing the country what UConn Nation is all about:

Final Play

A saucy sentiment from The Fast Break team

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves:

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