Men's Hoops Banquet Set for April 14

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State head coach Frank Martin and the men’s basketball team will hold its season-ending banquet on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at the Campus in Manhattan, athletics department officials announced today.


Tickets for the banquet are available March 27 for $50 per person, $300 for a table of eight people or $450 for table of seven with a member of the team.  The event is limited to the first 300 people and fans are encouraged to make their reservations by Thursday, April 9 or until the event is sold out.


The evening’s festivities will include a review of the 2008-09 season, a highlight video and presentation of both awards and senior gifts.  A complimentary meal will be included in the ticket price and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening.


Fans interested in ordering tickets for the banquet may do so in person at the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum or by calling toll-free, (800) 221.CATS.  The ticket office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Kansas State completed the 2008-09 season with a 22-12 overall record, including a tie for fourth place in the Big 12 with a 9-7 mark.  The Wildcats advanced to the postseason for the third straight season, where they lost in the second round of National Invitational Tournament (NIT) to San Diego State, 70-52, on March 20.  The team has now posted three consecutive 20-win seasons for the first time in over 25 years, while the nine conference wins are the second-most in the Big 12 era.  Junior Denis Clemente was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year as well as second team All-Big 12, while sophomore Jacob Pullen earned honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades.