Additional Game Times Announced for Big 12 Slate

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MANHATTAN, Kan.
– The Big 12 Conference announced additional times for men’s basketball games on Thursday (September 8), including six involving contests with Kansas State.

The home league opener against Texas, which will be the earliest start date in school history, will tip at 7 p.m., on Friday, December 30 on ESPNews. It will mark the first time that the Wildcats and Longhorns have opened league play and the first time that the Big 12 has played conference contests in the month of December.

Three other times for home games have also been announced, including an adjustment to the tip time for the Oklahoma game on Saturday, January 7 from noon until 2 p.m., on ESPNews. The contest with TCU will start at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, February 1 on ESPNews, while Senior Day against Texas Tech will tip at noon on Saturday, March 4, also on ESPNews.

A pair of road contests were also announced, as K-State’s trip to Texas Tech will start at 8:15 p.m., on Tuesday, January 10 on ESPNews, while the game at Baylor will tip at 2 p.m., on Saturday, February 4, also on ESPNews.

The only Big 12 contest without a game time is the Saturday, February 18 tilt at Texas, which will be announced at a later date by the Longhorn Network.

The Wildcats will play 14 of their 18 league games against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament a year ago, including seven in Bramlage Coliseum. In addition, four of the nine home league contests will also fall on Saturday, including matchups with NCAA Tournament participants Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and West Virginia.

K-State returns six players with starting experience and nine total lettermen in 2016-17, including All-Big 12 Third Team selection Wesley Iwundu and All-Newcomer honorees Barry Brown and Dean Wade. Overall, the squad returns five of their top six scorers from last season, along with nearly 70 percent of their rebounding, assist, steal and minute totals. 

Season tickets for the 2016-17 season are now available and can be purchased in a variety of ways, including toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287), online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets and in-person at the Athletics Ticket Office located in Bramlage Coliseum.