January 2013

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"I am not an emotional person or someone who reflects on death or bad things," said Earl. "I think about that night and Chris a couple times a week. He grew a lot when he came to Iowa and worked his way into being a good player. He was a great teammate." Jan. 19, 1993, is the day Chris Street died. To many, it is also the day basketball died. "We had a mindset to just go play the Michigan State game because we had to," said Earl, who played that first game with Street's No. 40 shaved in the hair on the back of his head. "We were going to go and do it for Chris." After the game, Earl recalled an emotional locker room. "It was jubilation," he said. "You had some adults and older people who had gone through death, but I am not sure many of us at that time had gone through any death that was significant. All the emotions in that room… we didn't know what we had done until it was over. "We made a few plays, had some momentum, and won that game. That kind of set us on track." Earl thinks often about the events of Jan. 19, 1993. 42

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