K-State to hold men's hoops banquet May 4

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State head coach Frank Martin and the men’s basketball team will hold its season-ending banquet on Sunday, May 4 at 5 p.m. in the ballroom of the Clarion Hotel in Manhattan, athletics department officials announced today.


Tickets for the banquet are available for $50 per person, $400 for a table of 10 people or $600 for table of nine with a member of the team.  The event is limited to the first 300 people and fans are encouraged to make their reservations by Friday, April 25 or until the event is sold out.


The evening’s festivities will include a review of the 2007-08 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 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Kansas State completed the 2007-08 season with a 21-12 overall record, including a third-place finish in the Big 12 with a 10-6 mark.  The Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nearly 12 years and captured its first NCAA Tournament win since 1988 with their 80-67 victory over USC in the first round of the Midwest Regional in Omaha, Neb., on March 20.  The team has now posted back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in nearly 20 years, while the 10 conference wins tie the 2006-07 squad for the best league record in the Big 12 era.  The third-place finish is the best since the inception of the Big 12 and the highest since the 1988-89 team finished third in the Big Eight.