K-State arrives early for Tournament preparation... and Fortnite

SAN JOSE, Calif. (WIBW) -- Switching from Central time to Pacific time and being comfortable with the change isn't usually done in a day.

Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr. (5) drives while defended by West Virginia guard Chase Harler (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

That's why the Kansas State men's basketball team left for their first round matchup in San Jose, Calif., a day early.

"It's going to be good for us to just get out there and get our bodies used to the time zone, get rested and being able to go to sleep," said Barry Brown.

The four-seed Wildcats don't play until Friday against No. 13 UC-Irvine, but the extra day was a necessary sacrifice, especially facing a West Coast team like the Anteaters.

K-State's first practice is on Thursday, but in the meantime, players and coaches have been passing the time with scouting and watching film... and playing a healthy dose of Fortnite, according to Brown.

The Wildcats' first round matchup is on Friday at 1 p.m. CT on TBS.