Nebraska will retire the jersey of former standout Tyronn Lue during halftime of Thursday night’s game against Michigan State. Lue guided the Huskers to three straight postseason appearances and was a first-round pick in the 1998 NBA Draft. After spending 11 years in the NBA, Lue moved into the coaching ranks and guided the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2016 NBA title. He becomes the fourth Nebraska player to have his jersey retired.
“He was a guy who was a special player and a winner”, said Nebraska coach Tim Miles. “I think he proved that as he went through the NBA and won two championships as a player and one as a coach.”
Miles says Michigan State has making great strides. The Spartans are 5-4 and have moved into fifth place in the Big Ten standings. The Huskers are coming off a win over 20th ranked Purdue and have won the last three in the series against the Spartans.
“We got lucky because we had players just go off”, added Miles. “Petteway went off on them. Shavon went off on them and they caught us on a hot day here on Avery Day. I think we have been real fortunate on those things.”
Tipoff in Pinnacle Bank Arena is 6:00p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN.