Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg says DeAndre Kane will get treatment again today, but couldn’t say anything more about Kane’s status for tonight’s game with Kansas on the Big 12 teleconference this morning.
Kane rolled his ankle late in the Cyclones first loss of the season Saturday against Oklahoma. Hoiberg says the trainers will work with Kane when he comes in.”Obviously he wakes up sore and that’s to be expected, it’s always going to be a little bit worse in the morning after sleeping on it,” Hoiberg says.
Kane did not practice Sunday and a decision on whether he will play tonight could go right up to the start of the game. “I think the big thing is, once we get into the shoot around today he’ll test it out and see if he can run on it — more importantly see if he can cut on it,” Hoiberg says. “But again, we’ll take a cautious approach, we’ve got a lot of season left after tonight’s game.”
While it is early in the season, Hoiberg says beating the 18th-rated Jayhawks in Ames is important. “You need to protect your home court if you are going to have a chance to win the league title,” Hoiberg says. He says they have some things to correct following the 87-82 loss to Oklahoma. Ninth-ranked Iowa State comes into the game at 14-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference. Kansas is 11-4 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
The game is a “Gold Rules” game and fans are encouraged to wear their favorite gold clothing.