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The UConn Fast Break - 11/16/20
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From The UConn Blog:
UConn men’s ice hockey sets 2020-21 schedule, prepares to share a Freitas Ice Forum desperately in need of modifications with women’s team
Positive COVID-19 test adds final twist to tumultuous time-off for UConn men’s basketball while women’s team wraps up offseason rollercoaster ride
Isaiah Whaley’s ascension driving hype for Hurley’s Huskies
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Just another reason to fast-forward to 2021:
Samson Johnson is staying busy shooting his shot while future UConn men’s basketball teammate Rahsool Diggins gets praise for days after these sick plays:
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Photos of UConn’s finest
Reserve a spot for this jersey in the Gampel rafters:
Find out what UConn coaches are up to on and off the court
Geno talks about adding Azzi Fudd to an already strong 2021 class:
With a little help from Paige Bueckers and other players, Geno and UConn women’s basketball are really hitting their stride on the recruiting trail. Read up on the Huskies’ “embarrassment of riches” they’ve steadily accrued and spend a little time gazing into the glorious fields of the UConn Women’s Basketball Scholarship Grid:
Big League Buzz
Catch up on former UConn players working across the sports world
Enjoy classic recommendations from the UConn sports vault
UConn men’s basketball enters the 2020-21 season having received votes in the AP Preseason Poll for the first time since the 2016-17 campaign. That year, the Huskies got off to an abysmal start, losing to Wagner and Northeastern before barely edging out Loyola Marymount to get their first win of the season.
When you consider that the 2016-17 team failed to defeat any top-25 opponents, a strong case can be made that the high-water mark of the forgettable season was their game against rival Syracuse in the Tire Pros Classic. That matchup took place at the majestic Madison Square Garden and the showdown-turned-slugfest was a battle until the last whistle. UConn fans who made the trip to NYC left their home away from home happy, having watched their Huskies beat the Orange in a nail-biter, 52-50.
UConn was led by Rodney Purvis and Jalen Adams who combined for 37 of UConn’s 52 points, and a young Christian Vital provided two clutch free throws with the game tied at 50 to seal the victory for the Huskies. This win brought UConn to 6-4 on the season but not much else went their way the rest of the year, however, as they finished an underwhelming 16-17 and 9-9 in the AAC.
Travel back in time to that grudge match in the Garden with these highlights:
A parting sentiment from The UConn Fast Break team
The future is bright: