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Kentucky leads country in home attendance for 2016-17

10 August 2017, 02:03 | Rufus Hill

Kentucky leads country in home attendance for 2016-17

UK men led nation in average home attendance, women 14th

The Southeastern Conference, which featured three teams in the Elite Eight in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, had the third-highest attendance among all NCAA Division I conferences. It's the 19th time in the last 22 seasons Kentucky has led the country in average home attendance.

College basketball's proudest, most passionate fan base flexed its muscles in 2016-17, leading the country in average home attendance once again. The Tigers were up 3,635 a game, more evidence that fans embrace winners.

Only Kentucky-which played in front of 706,331 people-had more.

When it comes to basketball fans, Kentucky and Syracuse really draw a big crowd, but Louisville isn't far behind. It was the second straight year NU has finished 11 nationally in attendance, and the Huskers have averaged at least 15,000 in each of the four seasons since moving into Pinnacle Bank Arena. An average of 17,413 Bluejay fans made their way through the gates at the Link each home game, and a total of 296,013 for the season.

The high attendance numbers in large part can be attributed to one of the highest attended home games in program history in December. As a league the Northern Sun came in second behind the MIAA averaging 1,157 fans per game across the board. The Wolves averaged almost 900 more fans per game than the runner-up, and fellow NSIC opponent Augustana University who came in at 2,661. The next closest conference in total attendance was the Big 12 with 750,104 fans.



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