Kansas forward Dean Wade did not appear in round one of the 2018 NCAA Tournament as the Wildcats defeated Creighton.
Wade, who recently re-aggravated a foot injury from earlier in the season, was listed as “available” on Friday, but Kansas State coach Bruce Weber opted to not play the junior forward. It was the second straight game which Wade missed.
Wildcats fans, however, could finally see Wade return on Sunday against the Wildcats’ to-be-determined opponent.
Weber told ESPN’s David Hale that Wade could see limited playing time on Sunday — citing that Wade wants to be a part of Kansas State’s March Madness run.
Bruce Weber won't rule out having Dean Wade on Sunday. "I don't think it's going to be major minutes but he wants to be a part of it." Wade, K-State's top scorer, missed Friday with a stress fracture in his foot.
— Crooked Halery (@DavidHaleESPN) March 17, 2018
Wade is averaging 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for Kansas State this season. He had 12 points in his most recent game — the Wildcats’ victory over TCU in the Big 12 Tournament.
Kansas State, Kansas and West Virginia are the three Big 12 teams to advance thus far. Oklahoma and Texas suffered first round eliminations, while TCU will play Syracuse on Friday night.
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