K-State to Face Texas Tech in KC

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State women's basketball enters the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships on Thursday, as the number nine seed and will face the eighth-seeded Texas Tech Lady Raiders at 11 a.m., at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. This is the first time K-State enters the Big 12 Championship as the ninth seed.

K-State and Texas Tech will meet for the second time this season and the 19th time in the history of the series. The first meeting this season resulted in a 75-67 overtime win for the Lady Raiders in Bramlage Coliseum. The overall series record between the schools is tied 9-9, with Texas Tech holding a 2-1 edge in games played in the Big 12 Championships.

The winner of Thursday's contest will face 2010 Big 12 regular season champion, Nebraska, at 11 a.m., on Friday, March 12.

First round games will get underway on Thursday, March 11 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Quarterfinal games are scheduled for Friday, March 12 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Semifinals will be played Saturday, March 13 at Noon and 2:30 p.m., with the final slated for Sunday at 12:30 p.m. All 11 games will be televised with the first round on Metro Sports in Kansas City and Cox Now 22 in the state of Kansas and the quarterfinals, semifinals and final broadcast on FSN.

The winner of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship earns the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament field.

All-session tickets are $90 for lower-level seating and $72 for upper level seats. Single session tickets go on sale beginning Monday, March 8. Single session tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in-person at the Municipal Auditorium Box Office.

Extensive video coverage of the entire Championship can be found via the Big 12 website at www.big12sports.com. The video available will include first round games, a pregame show, links to every contest and live postgame press conferences. In addition, exclusive postgame coverage of the Championship trophy ceremony can be found on Sunday, March 14. The broadcast will include the annual showing of the Big 12's basketball highlight video, Live Your Dreams.