Sunflower Showdown To Again Appear on Big Monday

Rising junior Jordan Henriquez posted 10 points and 5 rebounds in the win over top-ranked Kansas last season.

July 21, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Sunflower Showdown will once again be on national display this winter, as the Big 12 Conference and ESPN announced pairings for its Big Monday men's basketball telecasts on Thursday.

The Showdown, which is presented by Dillons, will be played at Bramlage Coliseum on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. CST.  It will mark the second consecutive season that the Manhattan portion of rivalry will be broadcast on ESPN's Big Monday telecast, while it will be the third year in a row that ESPN has broadcast the game to a national audience.  Last season, behind All-American Jacob Pullen's career-high 38 points, the Wildcats knocked off the top-ranked Jayhawks, 84-68, before a sold-out crowd.  It marked the program's fourth win over a No. 1 team.      

The complete Big 12 schedule as well as game times and a full television schedule will be released at a later date.  The league will move to a new 18-game, round-robin format that will start in early January.  The Wildcats released its 13-game non-conference schedule earlier this month and it can be viewed at

Men's basketball season ticket holders received their season ticket renewal notices in June, while the K-State Ticket Office is currently accepting wait-list applications for fans interested in purchasing new season tickets for the 2011-12 season.  The application is available online at, or by calling the ticket office at 800.221.CATS.  Fans on the wait list will be contacted this fall, in Ahearn Fund priority point order, with an opportunity to purchase seats that become available after the season ticket renewal process.

K-State posted 20 wins for a school-record fifth consecutive season in 2010-11, as the Wildcats tallied a 23-11 overall record and a 10-6 mark in Big 12 play en route to their third trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last four seasons.  The school has advanced to the postseason in five straight seasons for the first time in school history.