K-State to Host Connecticut on Dec. 11

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State women’s basketball will host 11-time NCAA national champion Connecticut on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum. The 2016-17 game will conclude a two-game home and home series between the schools.

“It’s great to get this game finalized for our fans and to bring this game to Manhattan,” said K-State head coach Jeff Mittie. “We will begin a huge season ticket push this summer and this game will be one of the many highlights of our home schedule.”

For the 2016-17 season, K-State returns nine letter winners from the 2015-16 squad and welcome in five newcomers. The Wildcats will be led into the 2016-17 season by two-time All-Big 12 selection and All-America candidate Breanna Lewis and 2016 All-Big 12 Second Team recipient Kindred Wesemann. Overall, K-State returns 75 percent of its scoring and assists and 87 percent of its rebounding.

Connecticut, the 11-time NCAA national champions, are led by head coach Geno Auriemma. This summer, Auriemma will guide the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro before returning to the sidelines with the Huskies for the 2016-17 season.

This will be the third meeting between Kansas State and Connecticut and the first in Manhattan. The first meeting between the schools came in the 2012 NCAA Tournament in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and the second occurred on Nov. 23, 2015, in Hartford, Connecticut.

Under Mittie, Kansas State has ranked among the top-25 in the nation in attendance as the Wildcats were 21st in the nation in average attendance in 2015-16 and 18th in total attendance. K-State’s season ticket numbers have increased incrementally in the first two season of Mittie’s tenure, including a 413-percent increase in first-day season ticket renewals prior to the 2015-16 season.
 
K-State women’s basketball season tickets for the 2016-17 season will be available for purchase beginning on June 8. For more information, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office by calling 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.