Iowa will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chris Street’s death at Saturday night’s game vs. Wisconsin on BTN/BTN2Go. Street, who died in a car accident on Jan. 19, 1993, will be honored at halftime, along with Iowa’s Chris Street Award winners, first handed out in 1993. The Hawkeyes also will wear a patch on their jerseys, just above the “B1G” logo, that includes Street’s initials and number (CMS 40).
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There’s a couple more tributes, too. The coaching staff will wear “40” lapel pins and the players will warm up in T-shirts that honor Street.
In the first 15 games of the 1992-93 season, Street averaged 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his final game, a loss at Duke.
Here’s a YouTube video of Iowa retiring Street’s number:
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