Very sad news for the Murray State basketball team as they prepare for the NCAA Tournament. Walk-on reserve guard Picasso Simmons' mother was killed in a car crash Monday morning.â†µ
Murray State spokesman Dave Winder says Freeda Simmons died Monday morning in the crash in Nashville, Tenn. Her son is planning to go to the Racers' first-round game Thursday against Vanderbilt in San Jose, Calif. The team is leaving Tuesday.â†µ
Winder says Simmons' mother, who ran track at Murray in the early 1980s, was happy the team made the tournament, and he wants to honor her by being at the game.â†µ
Let's hope that one way or another, Picasso gets a chance to step on the court and play in tribute to his mom.