K-State Looking to "Pack the House" on Feb. 4

K-State fans can purchase tickets and concession items for $1 during "Pack the House" night on Feb. 4.

Jan. 19, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State women’s basketball fans can purchase tickets and concession items for just $1 during “Pack the House” night when the No. 23/22 Wildcats open the second half of the Big 12 schedule against defending league champion and No. 1 ranked Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

As part of the NCAA’s “Pack the House” initiative, K-State is offering all tickets for just $1, which includes all available seating in the chairbacks, reserved bench and general admission seating areas of Bramlage Coliseum. To purchase tickets, please contact the K-State Athletic Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com.

In addition, designated concession items will be sold for just $1, including: nachos, pretzels, popcorn and select candy, which will be available at all of the main concession stands on the Bramlage concourse.

The women’s game against Baylor follows the men’s contest against Texas A&M which tips off at 3 p.m.  Due to the quick turnaround between the two games, parking for the women’s game will be free and the lots at the KSU Sports Complex will open at approximately 6 p.m., once exiting traffic from the men’s game has cleared. Doors to Bramlage Coliseum open at 6 p.m. Fans holding tickets to both games will be asked to leave the arena after the men’s game and re-enter with their ticket for the women’s game.

At halftime of the women’s game, fans will be entertained by the Zooperstars!, a traveling halftime inflatable mascot act performing more than 200 shows a year and will rock the house with routines that fans of all ages will love. Fans can visit www.zooperstars.com for more information.

Kansas State will be looking to defend its Big 12 title in the NCAA “Pack the House” initiative, as the Wildcats captured the 2011 crown. K-State hosted 9,024 fans on Jan. 9, 2011 against Oklahoma State, a 63-45 win over the Cowgirls in the Big 12 home opener for the Wildcats.

The 9,024 fans were a season-high in Bramlage Coliseum and marked the highest attended women’s game in Bramlage since March 31, 2006 when K-State hosted the WNIT championship game in front of a sell-out crowd of 13,340. The win by the Wildcats improved K-State’s record under head coach Deb Patterson to 40-9 (.816) when the attendance inside Bramlage Coliseum is 7,500 or larger.

The NCAA “Pack the House” initiative is in its fifth 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. 30, 2011 until the close of regular season action on March 5, 2012.

Participating schools compete against one another within their own conference and against all Division I schools for a chance to be awarded the 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Pack the House Challenge Champion. This will be the second year that all of the Big 12 Conference members will participate in the initiative.