Sean Merriman, web editor, January 21, 2015

Nebraska's men?s basketball program is teaming with the American Cancer Society to promote #AveryStrong Day on Saturday when the Huskers take on Michigan State at 3 p.m. ET at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The #AveryStrong theme is for Avery Harriman, the seven-year-old son of Nebraska basketball assistant coach Chris Harriman. Avery has battled leukemia since he was two years old and has been an inspiration to people around the Huskers' basketball program.

According to, the first 1,500 students at Saturday?s game will receive a special #AveryStrong shirt provided by the Husker Sports Radio Network.

The event is part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Suits and Sneakers Awareness Week.

To learn more about the event, visit

Well done, Huskers!