Kansas State freshman forward Dean Wade on Monday was chosen Big 12 newcomer of the week. He won the award after a stellar showing against then-top-ranked Oklahoma, in which he scored 17 points in the Wildcats’ 80-69 victory over the Sooners.
K-State coach Bruce Weber challenged Wade before the game and took him out of the starting lineup. He responded with arguably the best game of his young college career, making seven of 11 shots.
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