Kentucky basketball: Kansas State star Dean Wade hopes to play in Sweet 16

ATLANTA — Dean Wade, Kansas State’s leading scorer and rebounder, said Wednesday after practice that he “feels great” and that his injured foot is feeling better every day.

Wade missed Kansas State’s first two NCAA Tournament games, and while he didn’t commit to playing against Kentucky on Thursday night in the Sweet 16, he gave a positive update on his status.

“I don’t play percentages very well, but I’m feeling good,” Wade said. “I’m very positive about it. It’s getting better every day and today I felt great out there, doing a little more than usual. It felt good.”

The junior forward is dealing with a foot injury, but after Kansas State’s second-round win against UMBC, he said he was “98 percent” sure he’d play in the next game, according to the Wichita Eagle.

Wade is averaging 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. He’s trying to get his mind, along with his foot, back in playing shape.

“Really just trying to get it out of my mind that it’s not hurt,” Wade said. “Just more of a mental thing, just getting out there and running around. I think I got moved past that and it’s feeling better.”

Kentucky and Kansas State tip off at 9:47 p.m. ET Thursday at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

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