MILWAUKEE (AP) Deonte Burton says his mother is with him all the time. He wears pink socks or shoes for breast cancer awareness when he plays for Iowa State. He says a prayer to ask her for strength before he takes the court.
This week, they are home.
The NCAA Tournament brings Burton back to his hometown of Milwaukee for the Cyclones' first-round game against No. 12 seed Nevada on Thursday night at the Bradley Center, a place he knows quite well. Burton transferred from Marquette to Iowa State after his mother Barbara died three years ago.