Dean Wade caught a pass at the free-throw line, took one dribble on his way to the rim and then soared into the air for a two-handed dunk.
You had to be at Hilton Coliseum early Saturday morning to see that particular play, as it happened in warm-ups about an hour before opening tip of Kansas State’s 58-57 victory over Iowa State. But it had a big impact on what transpired once the game began.
It showed Wade was back.
The senior K-State forward had been out four weeks and missed six games because of a torn tendon in his right foot, an injury that threatened to derail his final year of college basketball after he was chosen Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year.