August 22, 2014

Big Ten basketball leads nation in attendance

The Big Ten Conference led the nation in men’s basketball in attendance for the 37th

Kohl Center Court

Kohl Center Court

straight season.

According to figures released by the NCAA, the Big Ten led all conferences with an average attendance of 13,114, which is over 2,400 more fans per game than the next closest conference.

During the 2012-13 regular season, the Big Ten welcomed 2,937,630 fans over 224 games, which set the conference’s all-time total attendance record for the second-straight season, and is the 21st straight year the conference eclipsed the two-million mark.

Indiana led the Big Ten and ranked fifth nationally with an average of 17,412 fans per game.  Wisconsin (16,843) ranked seventh nationally.