KSU’s Wade doubtful to play for Wildcats in NCAA Tournament



March 20, 2019 - 10:04 AM

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Dean Wade has likely played his final game in a Kansas State basketball uniform.

Shortly after arriving at the Manhattan airport walking with the help of crutches and a medical boot on his right foot Tuesday, K-State coach Bruce Weber said the Wildcats are unlikely to have their star senior forward when they take the floor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against UC Irvine at 1 p.m. Friday.

“I would say he is doubtful,” Weber said. “We can’t put him in jeopardy. He would love to play. It’s not him at all. It’s just the injury was more severe than we ever anticipated and it is going to take a little time.”

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