Excitement over Men's Hoops Creating a Hot Ticket

Sept. 10, 2014

K-State Athletics

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – In the midst of one of the most successful periods in its history, K-State Athletics officials announced on Wednesday that season tickets for the 2014-15 men’s basketball season are selling at a brisk pace with limited options available for fans who want to see the Wildcats in action at Bramlage Coliseum.

Sales are up more than 500 season tickets from last season with bench tickets completely sold out and fewer than 700 cushion and chairback seats remaining for the 17-game home schedule. There are also just 75 Wildcat Victory Ticket plans still available, which include all non-conference and all-midweek conference games (excluding the Big Monday game on Feb. 23) in general admission seating (sections 24-25) for only $129.

The remaining season tickets, which provide a savings over purchasing on a single-game basis, can be purchased in a variety of ways, including toll free at (800) 221.CATS, online at www.kstatesports.com and in-person at the Athletics Ticket Office. Mini-plans and the non-conference single-game tickets will go on sale, if available, to Ahearn Fund members and current season ticket holders on Wednesday, Oct. 1 with public sales opening on Monday, Oct. 6. Single-game tickets for the Big 12 slate will go on sale in early December.

K-State has high aspirations for the 2014-15 season, as nine lettermen, including five players with starting experience, return from a squad which advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the school-record fifth consecutive season with its eighth straight 20-win season. The group is headlined by All-Big 12 Second Team selection Marcus Foster (15.5 ppg., 3.2 rpg.) and honorable mention pick Thomas Gipson (11.7 ppg., 6.5 rpg.). Overall, the team returns more than 70 percent of its scoring and 65 percent of its rebounding.

In addition to these returners, the Wildcats will also have Division I transfers Justin Edwards and Brandon Bolden, who sat out the 2013-14 season, along with four newcomers, including community college transfer and 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year Stephen Hurt and highly-regarded freshmen Tre Harris and Malek Harris.

The Wildcats are 32-3 at home under third-year head coach Bruce Weber, including a Bramlage Coliseum-record 15-game winning streak from Nov. 13, 2013 to March 1, 2014.

Fans have made Bramlage Coliseum one of the top home environments in the country, as the school has ranked among the nation’s Top 35 attendance seven times in the last eight seasons, including 29th in 2013-14 with an average of 12,125 fans per contest. K-State has won more than 75 percent of its games in the arena’s 26-year history, including a 115-19 (.858) record over the past eight seasons at home and a 64-3 (.955) mark in non-conference play.