Report: Sick Jacob Pullen skips practice
Kansas State officials told Star that Pullen had been suffering from flu-like symptoms and a high fever, but they expect him to recover in time to play against Utah State on Thursday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Associate athletic director Casey Scott said Pullen asked to practice Wednesday, but coach Frank Martin told him to rest at the hotel.
Teammates said Pullen was suffering from food poisoning.
"It was from something he ate last night, a cheeseburger or something like that," sophomore Jordan Henriquez-Roberts told the Star. "But he's going to be all right and he's going to go tomorrow. I know Jake ... he's going to give his all tomorrow whether he's 100 percent or not."
Pullen leads the Wildcats in scoring with 19.5 points a game. Kansas State has the last scheduled tipoff Thursday at 9:57 p.m. ET.
MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES
- Seton Hall loses Whitehead to stress fracture
- UNLV pulls upset to ruin No. 3 Arizona's run
- Stanford knocks off No. 9 Texas in overtime
- No. 11 Shockers escape Hawaii with putback
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Nike Men's Kansas State Wildcats Purple Long Sleeve Shootaround Shirt