K-State/Auburn WBB Game Moved to December 1

MANHATTAN, Kansas – The SEC/Big 12 Challenge women’s basketball game between Kansas State and Auburn has been moved to Thursday, December 1, officials from both schools have announced. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and will be broadcast on COX Channel Kansas and K-StateHD.TV.

The game was moved up a day from Friday, December 2, to accommodate K-State’s proposal to host the First and Second Rounds of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in Bramlage Coliseum.

This will be the second meeting in the series between K-State and Auburn, as each program ranks among the top-25 in NCAA Division I history for all-time wins. K-State won the first meeting, 67-54, during the 2007 WNIT on March 25, 2007, in Manhattan.

Auburn finished the 2015-16 season with a 20-13 record and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in the Dallas region. Entering the 2016-17 season, the Tigers were selected for a seventh place finish in the SEC preseason poll.

The Wildcats will be led into the 2016-17 season by Preseason All-Big 12 selection Breanna Lewis and 2016 All-Big 12 Second Team selection Kindred Wesemann. Overall, K-State returns 75 percent of its scoring and assists and 87 percent of its rebounding.

Joining Lewis and Wesemann as returning letter winners are seniors Jessica Sheble, Kelly Thomson and Erica Young; juniors Shaelyn Martin and Kaylee Page; sophomores Kayla Goth and Anna Hammaker.

In addition to the returning letter winners, Kansas State welcomes in five newcomers for the 2016-17 season including: junior guard Karyla Middlebrook, redshirt freshman forward Lanie Page, freshman guard Mercedes Brooks, freshman forward Peyton Williams and freshman forward Eternati Willock.

K-State will open its 49th season of action with a three-game home stand, as the Wildcats host Chicago State on Friday in Bramlage Coliseum at 5:30 p.m., in a women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader. Tickets are available through the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or at www.kstatesports.com/tickets.

Single game tickets for K-State women’s basketball are available now. Prices for single game tickets this season are: $5 for general admission youth military and senior citizens, $8 general admission adult, $9 for reserved bench/cushion seating and $12 for chairback. New this season are discounted general admission tickets when purchased before gameday. Advance GA tickets are only $5, a savings of $3.

Ticket packages are available now for the K-State-Connecticut matchup. A $20 chairback ticket package that includes an exclusive t-shirt is available until Tuesday, December 1 or while supplies last.

Bench and Cat Cushion tickets to the UConn game are available now for only $5 until gameday, December 11. With a month remaining, all general admission tickets have been purchased and over 10,000 tickets have already been sold for the game. Any remaining tickets will be sold on gameday at regular price: $12 for chairback, $9 for Cat Cushion, and $5 for youth, military and senior citizens.

Season tickets remain available for the 18-game home schedule. To purchase K-State women’s basketball tickets through the K-State Athletics Ticket Office by calling (800) 221-CATS, by visiting www.kstatesports.com/tickets or by stopping by the K-State Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum.