Jun 19, 2014, 2:37 PM EST
For just the second time in the last 19 years, Kentucky was not the program with the highest attendance in the country.
They finished second to Syracuse, who led the nation in home attendance for the first time since 2005 with an average of 26,253 fans. Kentucky was second with 22,964 fans per game. Louisville was the only other program that averaged more than 20,000 fans.
Other interesting attendance tidbits from the NCAA’s release:
- Five programs increased their attendance by more than 2,000 fans per game this season. Four are obvious: Nebraska, SMU, Florida-Gulf Coast and Virginia. The fifth? Syracuse.
- The Big Ten Conference broke its own conference attendance record by averaging 13,534 fans per game.
- More than 32 million fans attended college basketball games this season, which is actually the seventh-most in NCAA history.
- Reductions in scholarship, off-campus recruiting will have significant impact on Syracuse moving forward 1
- NCAA sanctions Syracuse; 12 lost scholarships, nine-game suspension for coach Jim Boeheim 9
- Bracketology: No. 1 seed line remains unsettled 3
- Weekend Preview: Duke-Carolina Part Two, and which bubble teams have the most on the line? 0
- Bubble Banter: Davidson with a big win, Stanford in trouble, and … VCU? 1
- Justin Anderson out this weekend after undergoing appendectomy 0
- West Coast Conference Tournament Preview and Postseason Awards 0
- College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25: How far will Wisconsin and Gonzaga fall? (26)
- You Make the Call: Was Texas guard Isaiah Taylor fouled on this drive? (16)
- Mike Krzyzewski refuses comment on Rasheed Sulaimon sexual assault allegations (11)
- NCAA sanctions Syracuse; 12 lost scholarships, nine-game suspension for coach Jim Boeheim (10)
- Bracketology: Villanova takes ahold of the fourth No. 1 seed (9)