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Kansas State basketball to play Washington State at Kansas City’s Sprint Center

K-State forward Wesley Iwundu and Kansas guard Devonte' Graham chase after a ball knocked loose by Graham Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship in the Sprint Center. (March 10, 2016)
K-State forward Wesley Iwundu and Kansas guard Devonte' Graham chase after a ball knocked loose by Graham Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship in the Sprint Center. (March 10, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Kansas State will play Washington State at Kansas City’s Sprint Center next season.

The game is scheduled for Dec. 10. A tip time will be announced later.

It will mark the 11th consecutive season in which the Wildcats play a basketball game in Kansas City.

The game will begin a neutral-court series between K-State and Washington State. They will also play at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash., on Dec. 20, 2017.

The Cougars are coming off a disappointing 9-22 season in which they finished last in the Pac-12.

“We always want to have a (non-conference) game in Kansas City at the Sprint Center,” K-State coach Bruce Weber said in a statement. “It’s not only a great opportunity to play in the same arena as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, but it’s also a terrific, world-class venue for our players which I know our tremendous fan base with pack with purple once again.”

K-State played four games at Sprint Center last season, beating Missouri and losing to North Carolina in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, and then defeating Oklahoma State and falling to Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament.

Tickets will be available for season ticket holders when they go on sale June 8. General public tickets will go on sale through the Sprint Center on Sept. 12. Tickets are priced as low as $15 in the upper levels and as high as $150 court side.

The game moves K-State closer to completing its nonconference schedule. The Wildcats will also play at Saint Louis and travel for a game in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, reportedly against Tennessee. In November, they will participate in the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, along with Boston College, Maryland and Richmond.

Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett

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