Iowa No. 31 in men's basketball attendance for second straight year

Iowa State climbed from 28th to 24th

Mike Hlas
Published: May 10 2012 | 9:31 pm - Updated: 31 March 2014 | 6:58 pm in
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Iowa's average attendance for men's basketball games went up in 2011-2012 from the season before, but not enough to elevate it from No. 31 in the nation.

The Hawkeyes' average home crowd in 2011-2012 was 11,869, up 234 per game from the season before. Iowa was one of six Big Ten teams to raise its average attendance from the season before. Michigan State was sold out for the season in both years.

Iowa State made more of a gain, going from 12,110 fans per game in 2010-2011 to 13,015 in 2011-2012 for a gain of 895 fans per game. ISU ranked 28th nationally a year ago, 24th this year.

Northern Iowa's average crowd in 2011-2012 was 4,406, down 361 from the previous season. Drake's average also dropped, from 4,230 to 3,965.

Here are the 2011-2012 averages, where they ranked nationally, and the plus-minus from the season before:

BIG TEN

5. Wisconsin  17,181  (-49)

8. Ohio State  16,511  (+1,386)

9. Indiana  16,462  (+1,203)

14. Illinois  14,986  (-865)

15. Michigan State  14,797  (0)

21. Purdue  13,324  (-592)

31. Iowa  11,869  (+234)

33. Minnesota  11,794  (-1,447)

34. Michigan  11,436  (+796)

40. Nebraska  10,019  (+624)

77. Penn State  6,937  (-520)

90. Northwestern  5,972  (+681)

BIG 12

10. Kansas  16,445  (+9)

24. Iowa State  13,015  (+895)

25. Kansas State  12,783  (+131)

30. Texas  11,950  (-1,749)

32. Missouri  11,830  (+718)

43. Oklahoma State  9,239  (-1,208)

49. Texas Tech  8,665  (+152)

53. Oklahoma  8,525  (-38)

62. Baylor  7,914  (+970)

71. Texas A&M  7,383  (-1,617)

LEADING CONFERENCES

1. Big Ten  12,868

2. SEC  11,513

3. Big 12  11,057

4. Big East  10,881

5. ACC  9,876

6. Mountain West  7,800

7. Pac-12  7,143

 

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