Kansas State forward Dean Wade will be available for the Wildcats’ first-round NCAA Tournament contest vs. Creighton on Friday night, a team spokesman told CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
Kansas State's Dean Wade (foot) is available to play tonight against Creighton, per a school spokesman. Will not start.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 16, 2018
Wade missed Kansas State’s most previous contest, a loss to Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament, after he re-aggravated a foot injury sustained earlier in the year. Wade is averaging 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Wildcats this season.
Video from the Wichita Eagle’s Kellis Robinett showed Wade during warmups at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.
My cell phone is following Dean Wade pregame like ESPN cameras lock in on Trae Young pic.twitter.com/cPi36Dhz6N
— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 16, 2018
Needless to say, Wade’s return in a monumental boost for Kansas State as coach Bruce Weber and the Wildcats look to make a run this March.
Kansas State enters the tournament as a 9-seed. The Wildcats and Bluejays are scheduled for a tip-off time of 5:50 p.m. CT.
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