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Heartbreaking family situation for NCAA tourney coach Published: March 19, 2014

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery has a lot on his plate on Wednesday, according to Yahoo Sports.

Not only do his Hawkeyes square off with Tennessee in the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio, McCaffery’s 13-year old son Patrick will have surgery to remove a thyroid tumor just hours before tip off.

According to the Associated Press, McCaffery, who is in his fourth year at Iowa, flew to Dayton with his team on Monday, but will fly back to Iowa City for his son’s surgery on Wednesday morning. Then he'll try to get back to University of Dayton Arena before the game starts at 9:10 p.m. ET, Yahoo Sports reports.

H/T: Yahoo
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