MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNW) – No. 3 seed K-State, 25-9, is headed to play No. 7 seed Michigan State, 21-12, in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Thursday for the Sweet 16.

On Sunday, K-State beat Kentucky 75-69 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Michigan State outlasted Marquette, 69-60.

The win sends the third-seeded Wildcats to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2018.

The win comes near the one-year anniversary of when Jerome Tang was hired to take over for Bruce Weber.


The game on Thursday will be at 5:30 p.m. It will be broadcast on TBS.


K-State Sports Tours is offering a three-night, air-inclusive package.

Package includes:

  • Round-trip, non-stop Southwest charter air transportation from Manhattan (MHK) to a New York City-area airport
    • New York-bound: morning/afternoon departure on March 23
    • Manhattan-bound: TBD departure on March 26
    • In-flight meal, standard beverage service, and Wi-Fi included
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
    • Baggage handling and porterage included
  • Three (3) nights’ accommodations at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
    • Team hotel
  • Official K-State Sports Tours pregame event
    • Featuring special K-State guests
  • Round-trip subway transfers on game days
  • K-State Sports Tours hospitality desk staffed for duration of program
  • K-State welcome gift
  • Name badge and lanyard
  • K-State Alumni Association and set staff on-site
  • All applicable taxes and gratuities
  • Game tickets are not included in the package but can be purchased separately.

Pricing per person:

  • Double: $2,649
  • Single: $3,349
  • Triple: $2,459
  • Quad: $2,369
  • Child: $1,679


Tickets for the game can be purchased on Ticketmaster. Prices for one ticket for all sessions is running from $584 up to $2,460 each.