Photo: Iowa women put 'Team Pat' on shoes for NCAA play

Paul Halfacre-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Halfacre-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa women’s basketball team wants Fran McCaffery’s son Patrick, 14, to know they’re thinking of him during his tough time. So, the Hawkeyes affixed “Team Pat” stickers to their flashy gold shoes for Sunday night’s NCAA tourney opener to support the younger McCaffery, who had a thyroid tumor removed last week that was malignant.

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Talk about a classy gesture. Well done, Hawkeyes!

The team looked good on the court, too, downing Marist, 87-65, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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