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The Fast Break - January 25, 2021

All the UConn sports news you need to know.

Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog

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Weekly Rewind

The latest UConn athletics news


U Gotta See This

Video highlights

  • They don’t call her Paige Buckets for nothing:
  • The #IceBus now runs on hot sauce:


Coach’s Corner

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


Big League Buzz

Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world


Memory Lane

Revisit special moments in UConn sports history

After this week’s game, UConn women’s basketball has now played Tennessee 24 times, with the Huskies holding a 15-9 series lead. The win is UConn’s second in a row over the Volunteers, but Tennessee had won the last three before that as they closed out the prior chapter of the rivalry in emphatic fashion.

Over the years, there have been plenty of legendary players on both sides of the ball and the prolific programs have a combined 19 national championships between them (UConn 11, Tennessee 8). And while the players and teams have certainly provided no shortage of entertainment, this rivalry would be nothing without coaches Geno Auriemma and Pat Summitt being at the forefront of it all.

Here’s the inside scoop on their epically tumultuous time as opposing coaches and some of the top moments in women’s college basketball’s greatest rivalry:



Weekly Watchlist

Find out when and how to watch the Huskies in action this week

UConn Men’s Basketball:

- Tuesday, Jan. 26 v. Butler; 8:30 p.m. on FS1 (TV) / UConn SN (Radio)

- Thursday, Jan. 28 v. Villanova; 9 p.m. on FS1 (TV) / UConn SN (Radio)

- Sunday Jan 31 @ St. John’s; 3:30 p.m. on FOX (TV) / UConn SN (Radio)

UConn Women’s Basketball:

- Thursday, Jan. 28 @ Arkansas; 5 p.m. on ESPN2 (TV) / 97.9 ESPN (Radio)

- Sunday, Jan. 31 @ DePaul; 1 p.m. on FOX (TV) / 97.9 ESPN (Radio)

*The team’s Tuesday, Jan. 26 game at Providence has been postponed due to COVID-19 precautions; the Huskies added the run-in with the Razorbacks to replace one of the non-conference matchups they lost early in the season due to COVID complications

UConn Men’s Ice Hockey:

*No scheduled games remain at this time; look for an update on the team’s next matchup(s) to come early this week

UConn Women’s Ice Hockey:

*No scheduled games remain at this time; look for an update on the team’s next matchup(s) to come early this week


Cause We Care

Learn about non-profits and causes worthy of UConn Nation’s support

The hot sauce has continued to flow since last week’s special Hot Sauce Huskies Edition of The Fast Break, helping the Husky Ticket Project fundraising total to grow over $60,000! With those funds, they’ll be able to send more than 6,000 of UConn’s next generation of fans to sporting events in the future!

CLICK HERE to support this amazing mission and make sure to follow @HuskyTicketProj on Twitter for more #HotSauceHuskies fun like this:


Last Shot

One more glimpse of UConn glory

UConn Nation took a break from torching Twitter with hot sauce tweets to assert its digital dominance in the fast-paced world of leisurewear:

As you can see, a mad dash for Doggers led to the limited-release $65.00 sweats to be sold out in less than a minute! These puppies seem to be harder to get than a COVID-19 vaccine right now and will undoubtedly be a point of pride for the lucky fans who were able to snag a pair before the virtual shelves were bare!


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