K-State Looking to "Pack the House" on Jan. 9

K-State fans can purchase tickets for a $1 for Sunday's game against Oklahoma State.

Jan. 5, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State women's basketball team will open Big 12 action in Bramlage Coliseum against Oklahoma State on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 2:30 p.m., and fans will have an opportunity to purchase tickets and concession items for just a $1. This will mark K-State's participation in the NCAA's "Pack the House" initiative.

K-State is offering all tickets for just $1, which includes all available seats in the chairbacks, reserved bench and general admission seating areas. To purchase tickets for this contest, please contact the K-State Athletic Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com.

To go along with the $1 tickets, K-State is also offering $1 concession items including: nachos, pretzels, popcorn and Starburst candy, which will be available at all of the main concession stands on the Bramlage concourse.

At halftime fans will be entertained by America's Best Frisbee Dogs. The traveling halftime act located in Holland, Mich., has performed at over 300 professional and collegiate sporting events for over 20 years. These talented canines have also been featured in commercials and on the National Geographic Channel's "Dogs with Jobs" program.

Also in attendance at the game will be the K-State women's basketball partner at Fort Riley, the First Sustainment Brigade.

In addition, the Jan. 9 contest against the Cowgirls will be broadcast live to a national television audience, as FSN will deliver the action to its affiliates.

The NCAA "Pack the House" initiative is in its fourth year of existence and was created to assist in growing the game of women's basketball. NCAA member schools can select any game from the start of competition on Oct. 2, 2010 until the close of regular season action on March 6, 2011.

The participating schools compete against one another within their own conference and against all Division I schools for a chance to be awarded the 2011 NCAA Women's Basketball Pack the House Challenge Champion. This will be the first year that all 12 of the Big 12 Conference members will participate in the initiative.

The Wildcats are currently 10-3 this season and a perfect 7-0 in Bramlage Coliseum. K-State has been led by sophomore guards Brittany Chambers and Taelor Karr and junior forwards Jalana Childs and Branshea Brown.