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Fran McCaffery's son having surgery

Updated: March 17, 2014, 9:22 PM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The highlight of coach Fran McCaffery's career at Iowa so far coincides with a serious family health issue.

The Hawkeyes play their first NCAA tournament game in eight years on Wednesday night against Tennessee in Dayton, Ohio. While fans spend the morning getting ready, McCaffery will be in an Iowa City hospital praying for his 13-year-old son, Patrick.

The younger McCaffery will have surgery to remove a thyroid tumor, just hours before Iowa (20-12) and ...

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