Men's Basketball

    IU Among Attendance Leaders

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    June 24, 2004

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - For the 14th time in the last 17 seasons, Indiana ranks among the top 10 in the nation in men's basketball attendance. The NCAA released its 2003-04 attendance figures June 24, and the Hoosiers ranked seventh nationally with a 13-home game total of 214,331, an average of 16,487.

    The Big Ten Conference topped the nation in total attendance for the 28th consecutive year. The Conference welcomed 2,122,586 fans through the turnstiles and led the way with an average attendance of 12,787 per game/session, nearly 800 more than the national runner-up (ACC - 11,990). The NCAA' s final attendance numbers and rankings include both regular-season and conference tournament attendance.

    The Big Ten broke the two- million mark in total attendance for the 12th straight season, as the League played host to 2,045,574 patrons in 161 games for an average of 12,705 fans per contest, an increase of more than 300 per outing over last season (12,367 in 2002-03). The only other conferences to draw two million fans last season were the 12-member SEC and the 14-member Big East.

    Individually, the Big Ten placed six universities among the country' s top 25 in average attendance, highlighted by three programs among the top 10. No other conference placed more than four teams among the top 25. Wisconsin led the Big Ten charge for the second straight year, ranking sixth nationally with an average of 17,142 fans per game. Indiana was seventh, followed by Illinois in ninth (a total of 208, 935 for an average of 16,072), Michigan State in 14th (a total of 206,626 for an average of 14,759), Ohio State in 18th (a total of 232,065 for an average of 14,504) and Iowa in 24th (a total of 178,883 for an average of 12,777).




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