UW seventh nationally in home attendance for 14th-straight year


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June 18, 2014

NCAA Release  |  Big Ten Release

MADISON, Wis. – Head coach Bo Ryan and the Badgers have long credited the Kohl Center as one of the greatest venues in college basketball. Wisconsin fans continue to back that claim, packing an average of 17,104 inside the Kohl Center in 2013-14 to help UW finish seventh in the nation in home attendance.

The rank continues what has now been a 14-year streak of top-seven finishes for UW in national attendance. UW trails only Syracuse, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Creighton and Indiana.

Finishing second in the Big Ten for average attendance last season, UW trailed only Indiana (17,359) who claimed the top spot. The Badgers have now ranked first or second in the league in home attendance for 12 straight seasons. UW has finished first in the conference in the category nine of the last 12 season.

The Big Ten as a league led the nation in attendance for the 38th-consecutive year, also breaking its own all-conference men’s basketball attendance record by averaging 13,534 fans per game this past season. Nine Big Ten schools ranked in the top 25 in average attendance.

Wisconsin also helped set an NCAA record at the 2014 Final Four when it played in front of 79,444, the most ever to witness a college basketball game.

Wisconsin men's basketball average attendance
Year
Average
Big Ten Rank NCAA Rank
2000-01 16,811 2nd 7th
2001-02 15,528 3rd 6th
2002-03 16,930 1st 6th
2003-04 17,142 1st 6th
2004-05 17,142 1st 5th
2005-06 17,142 1st 7th
2006-07 17,190 2nd 7th
2007-08 17,190 1st 7th
2008-09 17,230 1st 6th
2009-10 17,230 1st 6th
2010-11 17,230 1st 7th
2011-12 17,181 1st 5th
2012-13 16,843 2nd 7th
2013-14 17,104 2nd 7th
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