Minnesota gets emotional win after death of Dupree McBrayer's mother

Minnesota gets emotional win after death of Dupree McBrayer's mother
On Monday, Minnesota guard Dupree McBrayer's mother, Tayra McFarlane, lost her battle with cancer. On Wednesday, McBrayer wiped tears from his eyes after he hit a crucial 3-pointer in his team's come-from-behind win over No. 24 Nebraska in Minneapolis. Minnesota was down double digits in the second half to Nebraska, which wore "RIP Tayra" warm-up shirts before the game, but the Gophers made a late charge. McBrayer's 3-pointer with 4:40 to play cut Nebraska's lead to three points, 71-68. It was a key moment that encouraged Minnesota's 19-7 run and eventual 85-78 victory. After the win, McBrayer wept with a towel over his head as his teammates surrounded him. Nebraska coach Tim Miles hugged him. "I'm proud of him," said Minnesota coach Richard Pitino, as he fought back tears after the game. "To do that when you lose your mom at this age, that's really, really hard, so I'm proud of him." Amir Coffey, who scored a game-high...