Big Ten men's basketball leads nation in attendance for 41st straight year

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 9, 2017

Calvin finished third in this year's standings with an average of 1,338 fans per game. The Big Ten recorded an average attendance of 12,235 patrons per game, including home games and all seven sessions of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. Since Rupp Arena opened for the 1976-77 season, United Kingdom has ranked either first or second in average home attendance every season.

In all, over one million fans have seen Husker basketball at PBA since the 15,000-seat facility opened in the fall of 2013.

Rosemont, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference led the nation in men's basketball attendance for the 41st consecutive season according to figures released by the NCAA.

The Big Ten had five of the top 13 schools nationally in attendance, including Wisconsin (6), Maryland (7), in (9), Nebraska (11) and Michigan State (13).

The Southeastern Conference had the third-highest attendance among the 32 NCAA Division I conferences.

Wisconsin was sixth overall and led the 11 Big Ten schools in the top 37 with 17,286 per game.

The Big Ten, ACC and SEC were the only conferences with an average of at least 11,000 fans per game.

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