K-State's Dean Wade considered doubtful for NCAA Tournament

Marc LaVoie
March 20, 2019 - 7:20 am

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Kansas State will likely have to make a go of it in the NCAA Tournament without its All-Big 12 forward Dean Wade because of a lingering foot injury.

The 6-foot-10 Wade missed much of the 2018 national tournament because of an injury. The Wildcats managed to advance to the Elite Eight. 

Wade was seen using crutches as the No. 4 seed KSU  team boarded a flight to San Jose for the South Regional matchup against UC Irvine. The Wildcats earned a share of the regular season Big 12 championship this season, with Wade averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, the state's highest-profile basketball program hopes to make waves in the Midwest Region.

Kansas is the No. 4 seed in the Midwest. The Jayhawks face Jayhawks face Northeastern in the opening round Thursday in Salt Lake City.

KU has faced a lot of adversity in failing to win a Big 12 regular season championship for the first time in 15 years. Considering the numerous setbacks the team has faced this season, some basketball observers consider this season to be Bill Self's finest as head coach. 
 

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