Wildcat Classic Tickets On Sale Sept. 15

Sept. 11, 2014

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Tickets for Kansas State’s matchup with former Big 12 foe Texas A&M in the Wildcat Classic on Saturday, December 20 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m., Monday, athletic officials announced today.

Tickets are available through the K-State Athletic Ticket Office at (800) 221.CATS and online at www.kstatesports.com. Fans can also order through the Sprint Center by calling (888) 929.7849 or online at www.SprintCenter.com.

Tickets are priced at $65 for lower-level sideline seating, $30 for lower end behind the baskets, $20 for the upper level sidelines and $10 each behind the baskets in the upper level at the Sprint Center.

Groups of 12 or more can purchase tickets for $20 each in the lower end behind the baskets, $12 each in the upper level sidelines and $7 each behind the baskets in the upper level. Fans can purchase group tickets through the Athletic Ticket Office or by contacting the Sprint Center at (816) 949.7177 or by email at grouptickets@sprintcenter.com.

K-State season ticket holders who ordered tickets to the Wildcat Classic with their renewals will have seats assigned according to the athletic department priority points system from locations held prior to tickets being put on sale to the public.

Student tickets will be priced at $10 and will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 3 for ICAT pass holders, Tuesday, Nov. 4 for general admission combo pass holders and Wednesday, Nov. 5 for all other students. Students must purchase their Wildcat Classic tickets in person at the Bramlage Coliseum ticket office.

Students who purchase a student ticket to the Wildcat Classic from the K-State Ticket Office will receive a make-up point towards their early entry points total, which encourages student attendance at all home games while creating a priority system for gameday lineup procedures for the Big Monday contest with Kansas on Feb. 23, 2015 and potentially other games when student attendance beyond capacity is expected. More information on the early entry points system for the 2014-15 season will be available this Fall.

The seventh annual Classic between K-State and Texas A&M will tip off at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 20 and will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. Both teams are coming off successful season in 2013-14, as the Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the school-record fifth consecutive season with a 20-13 overall record, while the Aggies returned to the postseason for the eighth time in 10 seasons in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Tournament.

Fans have packed the Sprint Center with purple for its six previous Wildcat Classic games, including an average of more than 17,000 for its last three contests against UNLV, Alabama and Florida. Overall, this will be K-State’s 20th game in the building with a 10-9 record, including a 5-1 mark in Wildcat Classic games.

The Wildcat Classic will mark the fifth meeting between the schools in Kansas City, including the second in the Sprint Center, and the first during the regular season since the 1990 BMA Holiday Classic at Kemper Arena. The Wildcats are 3-1 in those previous meetings in Kansas City, including match-ups in the 1999, 2005 and 2008 Big 12 Championships.

The Wildcats return nine lettermen, including five players with starting experience, in 2014-15 to go along with Division I transfers Justin Edwards and Brandon Bolden. 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.

The Aggies are set to return four starters, including leading rebounder and senior Kourtney Roberson (9.8 ppg., 6.8 rpg.), from a team that posted an 18-16 overall record and 8-10 mark in SEC play. Roberson, who was the only player to start all 34 games, also ranked first in field goal percentage (58.5) and second in scoring. He will be joined by rising junior Alex Caruso (9.0 ppg., 3.6 rpg.), who paced the Aggies in assists (5.0 apg.), steals (2.0 spg.) and minutes (29.8 mpg.).

Season tickets are currently on sale for K-State’s 17-game home schedule at Bramlage Coliseum. Tickets 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. Ticket plans start at just $129.