Where did Syracuse basketball attendance rank nationally in 2016-17?


For the 19th time in the last 22 seasons, Kentucky led the country in average home attendance, according to national attendance figures released Tuesday by the NCAA.

Syracuse's average attendance closely mirrored its 21,592 figure for the 2015-16 season.

Also of note: For the 41st consecutive season, the Big Ten led all conferences, averaging 12,235 fans per home game.

2 on the list, joined United Kingdom and Louisville as the only three D-I schools to average more than 20,000 fans for each of their home games. Even more impressively, the Wolves women sit in the top-40 nationally across all NCAA Divisions behind North Carolina State which average 2,912 fans per game.

Syracuse has been ranked first or second in the country in average home attendance each of the last nine seasons.

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The Wildcats have averaged more than 23,00 fans at Rupp Arena in seven of John Calipari's eight seasons at Kentucky. United Kingdom was one of only three schools with at least 300,000 fans at its home games. Kentucky averaged 23,461 fans in its 17 home games.

A total of 31,859,477 fans attended Divisions I, II and III college basketball games in 2016-17.

When taking into account the total attendance for all games played throughout the season-home, road and neutral site affairs-UNC moves into second place nationally.

The largest crowd Syracuse men's basketball saw for a game in 2016-17 was more than 39,000, which was a mark they past twice.

The Southeastern Conference paced the nation in total attendance with 966,639 fans and average attendance with 4,221 fans per game.