MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Ahead of Wednesday night's game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team is showing solidarity for a Gophers player, who recently lost his mother to cancer.
Gophers senior guard Dupree McBrayer lost his mother Tayra McFarlane earlier this week.
"Woke Up Thinking Yesterday Was A Dream But It Finally Hit Me. Reality Sets In And My Mother Is Gone," McBrayer tweeted on Tuesday.
In a tweet, Head Coach Richard Pitino called McFarlane, "One of the coolest, most supportive moms I have ever had."
During pregame warmups, the Cornhuskers wore red shirts that said, "RIP Tayra" in honor of her passing.
The Cornhuskers come into the game ranked 24th in the country with 7-1 overall record. The Gophers currently have a 6-2 record.
Heartbroken To Say The Least .. Woke Up Thinking Yesterday Was A Dream But It Finally Hit Me. Reality Sets In And My Mother Is Gone. With Cancer Taking Her Away From. RIP Momma And I Hope To Make You Proud Everyday ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rEhfX6LIiM— Dupree McBrayer (@InPree_WeTrust) December 4, 2018
Prayers for @InPree_WeTrust. I remember when she made me drink a budweiser and eat lasagna at 10 am on Dupree’s in home visit. One of the coolest, most supportive moms I have ever had. Please show Dupree why this community is so special Gopher fans. #RIPTayra 🙏🏻— Richard Pitino (@CoachPitinoMN) December 4, 2018