NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 20: Dupree McBrayer of the Minnesota Golden Gophers looks down the court during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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.