MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s NCAA Elite Eight men’s basketball team will be featured participants in Friday’s K-State Day at the Kansas City Royals game at Kauffman Stadium.
Several members of the team will throw out the first pitch and will be involved in pre-game interviews on the FOX Sports Kansas City television broadcast and in-game interviews on the Royals Radio Network.
The Royals will host defending World Series Champion Houston Astros at 7:05 p.m., CT.
Seniors Barry Brown, Jr. (15.9 ppg., 3.1 rpg.), Kamau Stokes (9.0 ppg., 3.4 apg.) and Dean Wade (16.2 ppg., 6.2 rpg.) form the core of a group of 10 lettermen returning for the Wildcats, who won 25 games for just the sixth time en route to the school’s 12th Elite Eight appearance and first since 2010. Brown and Wade were both All-Big 12 selections a year ago and formed one of the top scoring tandems, ranking seventh and eighth, respectively, in scoring in the Big 12 and accounting for nearly 44 percent of the team’s scoring.
The Wildcats also return rising juniors Xavier Sneed (11.1 ppg., 5.1 rpg.) and Makol Mawien (6.8 ppg., 3.4 rpg.) as well as sophomore point guard Cartier Diarra (7.1 ppg., 2.0 apg.). Sneed, along with Brown, were members of the All-South Regional Team during the team’s run in the NCAA Tournament.
K-State enters the 2018-19 season with high expectations with preseason Top 15 rankings from a number of publications, including eighth by NBC Sports, 11th by Yahoo! Sports, 12thby ESPN.com, CBSSports.com and USA Today and 14th by Sports Illustrated.
Season tickets for the 2018-19 season went on sale June 11 with a variety of pricing options available, including the return of the Pick 5 Mini-Plan. Fans can purchase season tickets in a variety of ways, including toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287), online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets and in-person at the Athletics Ticket Office located in Bramlage Coliseum.