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Mar 03

March Madness in Manhattan

Posted on March 3, 2020 at 8:47 AM by Tarra Rotstein

Get your head in the Game 

March will bring madness to sports in Manhattan. K-State men’s and women’s basketball rounds out their regular season, 2A High School State Championship Basketball returns to the Bramlage octagon and K-State baseball heats up with multiple games played at home this March.

Men’s basketball completes their regular season with two games in March. March 4 is at Oklahoma State and March 7 closes the season against Iowa State in Bramlage Coliseum. The Cats will then move on to the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, March 11-14. The tournament win would mean a seed into the NCAA (March Madness) tournament. Be sure to cheer on the Cats as they round out their season and keep your fingers crossed for March Madness. 

K-State Women’s Basketball finishes their regular season March 3 at Oklahoma State and March 8 at home against University of Kansas in Bramlage Coliseum. Women’s basketball will move onto the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, March 11-14. Winning the tournament would mean a seed into the March Madness Tournament. 

If you didn’t think you were going, to get enough opportunities to watch basketball March 11 through the 14, well we have more. 2A State Basketball has returned to Manhattan. The battle for the 2A State Championship will start with eight girls’ teams playing on March 11 and eight boys’ teams playing on March 12. Those teams who win will play on Friday, alternating between girls’ and boys’ games. Saturday, the championship game will crown with a boys and girls basketball 2A state victor. The Manhattan community is excited to welcome this tournament with more than 200 dedicated volunteers. Come out to Bramlage, purchase tickets and some snacks at the concessions area and enjoy some great basketball.

Manhattan's own Rod Franz is the recipient of the 2020 NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) State Award for Outstanding Service. He is a dedicated leader and community volunteer who has volunteered for more than 25 years assisting with the Class 2A Boys and Girls State Tournament played in the Bramlage Coliseum. As a 48-year registered official for the KSHSAA, he understands the game and the process of running the tournament in and out. Karen Hibbard, Executive Director of the Manhattan Convention and Bureau says, “Rod is a guy you always want on your teams, and we are certainly grateful that Rod Franz has been a faithful member of Team KSHSSA as a volunteer host for these championship events.” 

The Bat Cats’ season is heating up complete with peanuts and crackerjacks. K-State Baseball team is sliding into a busy month with several games at the Tointon Family Stadium as well as on the road. This is an evening of fun for the whole family. Be sure to grab tickets online or at the stadium.

March 10 vs South Dakota State
March 11 vs South Dakota State
March 13 vs Eastern Michigan
March 14 vs Eastern Michigan
March 17 vs Nebraska
March 20 vs Baylor
March 21 vs Baylor
March 22 vs Baylor

Find a full listing of games online at


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