Dec 25, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard DeAndre Kane (50) in action against the Boise State Broncos during the first half of the NCAA basketball Diamond Head Classic championship match at the Stan Sheriff Center. Mandatory Credit: Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg calls DeAndre Kane a game-time decision


After suffering their first loss of the season this past weekend, the Iowa State Cyclones can rebound in a huge way on Monday night as they take on Andrew Wiggins and the Kansas Jayhawks. For the best chance to pull this off, they’ll need their star guard, DeAndre Kane on the floor, but that’s going to be a tough one.

In that loss to the Oklahoma Sooners over the weekend, Kane went down with an ankle injury in the second half and was taken back to the locker room. Afterward, Kane had x-rays taken on the ankle, which came back showing no break.

Still, Kane was showing noticeable discomfort and many were wondering what his status would be for Monday night and the Kansas showdown.

On a Monday morning Big 12 teleconference, head coach Fred Hoiberg made it known that whether Kane plays or not will be a down-to-the-wire decision.

“I’ve been messaging with him this morning and he will be in soon for treatment,” he told reporters on a Big 12 conference call on Monday morning. “He wakes up sore, and that’s normal. We’ll see. The big thing is, seeing if he can run, and more importantly, seeing if he can cut. We’ll take a cautious approach.”

If Kane ultimately can’t go, freshman Monte Harris will get the nod.

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