U-N-I will try to stay at the top of the Missouri Valley standings tomorrow night with a game at home against Missouri State but the game will be more than about the outcome for Panther coach Greg McDermott. This is “coaches versus cancer” weekend in arenas across the country and the McDermott knows first hand the importance of raising awareness about the disease. His wife Teresa was diagnosed with breast cancer in December.
McDermott says the prognosis for his wife Teresa is good because she did what she was supposed to do in getting tested early. McDermott says if it helps a couple of people, then it has been worth it for him and his wife to go public and try to help other people.
McDermott says money will be raised across the country to make continued progress in the fight against cancer. McDermott says the treatments that are available today were not available five years ago. He says if someone hadn’t raised money for research, then the treatments might not have been there when needed. The Panthers are 11-3, 21-4 overall.