Indiana ranks 9th nationally in attendance for 2016-2017 season

  • 04/14/2017 10:40 am in

Indiana men’s basketball finished ninth nationally in average attendance during the 2016-2017 season according to recently published numbers by the NCAA.

The Hoosiers drew an average of 16,364 fans per game over 18 games at Assembly Hall for a total of 294,549.

That number was third in the Big Ten behind Wisconsin, which averaged 17,286 fans over 17 home games and Maryland, which averaged 16,628 fans over 18 home dates.

Indiana averaged 17,106 fans per game during the 2015-2016 season, which ranked seventh nationally.

Assembly Hall’s capacity is 17,472.

Indiana finished fifth nationally in attendance for the 2012-2013 season with an average of 17,412 fans per game, sixth in 2013-2014 with an average attendance of 17,359 and eighth in 2014-2015 with an average of 16,288 fans per game.

The top five schools last season for average attendance with Kentucky (23,462), Syracuse (21,181), Louisville (20,846), North Carolina (18,067) and Creighton (17,413).

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