UNLV, Big 12 Single-Game Tickets On Sale

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State's men's basketball team is returning to Las Vegas for the third time in four years and tickets for its Dec. 12 game against UNLV are now available for purchase at the K-State Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum, officials announced today. 

In addition, the Athletics Department announced a limited number of single-game tickets for the Wildcats' eight Big 12 home contests will be available for purchase by donors to the Ahearn Fund and season-ticket holders beginning Monday, Dec. 14.  Any remaining single-game conference tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Dec. 17. 

Tickets for the clash against UNLV, coached by former Wildcat great Lon Kruger, are priced at $22 for the contest at the Orleans Arena.  This will be the third meeting between Kruger and his alma mater and the first since his Illinois team won a home game against the Wildcats on Dec. 11, 1999.  Ironically, the first meeting between Kruger and K-State came when his Texas-Pan American squad lost to K-State, 75-68, in Las Vegas on Dec. 27, 1986.

This will mark the fifth time that K-State has played in Orleans Arena, which includes wins against USC and New Mexico on Dec. 22-23, 2006, in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic and losses to Kentucky and Iowa on Nov. 28-29, 2008 in the Las Vegas Invitational.  It will be the first time the Wildcats and Runnin' Rebels have met since the 1987 NCAA Tournament when Kruger's Wildcats lost to UNLV, 80-61, on March 14.  It will be the third time the teams have met in Vegas and the first time since 1984. 

The most convenient way to order tickets is online at www.k-statesports.com.  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the K-State Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum or by calling toll-free, (800) 221.CATS.

Kansas State (6-1) continues its homestand on Saturday night, as the Wildcats play host to Washington State (6-1) in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series at 8 p.m.  The game will feature the nation's leading scorer in the Cougars' Klay Thompson, who is averaging over 26 points per contest.