K-State To Hold Pep Rally Monday

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State will hold a pep rally for its Sweet 16-bound men's basketball team on Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum beginning at 6 p.m.

The event, which is sponsored by the K-State Alumni Association and the athletics department, is open to the general public with doors to the West side of the arena opening at 5:45 p.m.  Fans are encouraged to sit in the west side chairback seats.  The rally will air live locally on Sports Radio 1350 KMAN. 

Emceed by the Voice of the Wildcats, Wyatt Thompson, the pep rally will include performances by the K-State pep band, cheer and Classy Cat squads and Willie Wildcat followed by remarks from university president Kirk Schulz, athletics director John Currie, Student Government Association vice president Wayne Stoskopf, head coach Frank Martin, senior guard Chris Merriewether and junior guard Jacob Pullen.  

The second-seeded Wildcats earned their 17th trip to the Sweet 16 and first since 1988 on Saturday night with an 84-72 victory over No. 17/16 BYU at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City.  The squad opened the NCAA Tournament with an 82-62 win over 15-seed North Texas on Thursday afternoon. 

No. 7/7 Kansas State (28-7) will play No. 6 seed Xavier (25-8) on Thursday at approximately 8:37 p.m. CT at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.