NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 11: Highs and Lows of the week!

The semester is now in full swing across the nation, giving tons of fans of [INSERT YOUR SCHOOL HERE] no excuses as to why they drew so poorly. Despite what fans of [INSERT YOUR SCHOOL HERE] think, I have nothing against the fine people of [INSERT YOUR SCHOOL HERE].  Anyway, let’s take a look at the numbers this week.

Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 14

The three lowest attended games of the week? NOW WITH BONUS FOURTH GAME OF THE WEEK 1

4. New Orleans vs Incarnate Word – The Cardinals of Incarnate Word have only been in Division 1 since 2013, which may explain the lack of general interest in the Big Easy to see them come in to town. A mere 481 came out to the Costello Athletic Center to see the home Privateers lose on a buzzer beater to Incarnate Word, 71-68.  The good news in all this (for me at least) is that UNO has a photo gallery of every game. Here are a few action shots:

Photo by UNO Athletics / Ron O'Rourke
Photo by UNO Athletics / Ron O’Rourke
Photo by UNO Athletics / Ron O'Rourke
Photo by UNO Athletics / Ron O’Rourke

And my personal favorite:

Photo by UNO Athletics / Ron O'Rourke
Photo by UNO Athletics / Ron O’Rourke

This is over 5% of the crowd in one picture.

3. Chicago State vs CSU Bakersfield – In the Windy City, meanwhile, few came out to see the Cougars of Chicago State take on another new-to-D1 school in CSU Bakersfield, who joined in 2010. Only 450 were announced, which may have been made worse by the fact that the official Chicago State men’s basketball Twitter account has not tweeted since March of last year. Somewhere, Rovell has a sharp pain in his side due to someone’s mismanagement of their #Brand. However, to be fair, the weather in Chicago was less than adequate that night, as the CSU Bakersfield team learned the hard way:

The Roadrunners of CSU-B took this one 67-56 for the record, and are tied for the conference lead of the WAC with Grand Canyon (my how the WAC has fallen).

2. UMass-Lowell vs Maine  Yet another new-to-Division-1 team, this time as the hosts. The River Hawks of UMass-Lowell joined in 2013, and are still transitioning, and thus unable to play in the postseason until the 2018 NCAA Tournament. I don’t think that will be a concern as the Black Bears of Maine won handily by a score of 95-81.  A whopping 443 filled the Costello Athletic Center.

1. St. Peter’s vs Marist – This one happened on Sunday, and is still the highest “lowest attendance game” of the year, drawing 321 spectators. Those spectators were treated to a victory as the Peacocks of St Peter’s ended up winning by 9 over the Red Foxes of Marist. Congratulations to St. Peter’s, you’re the best of the worst (so far)!!! #MAACtion

 

Here’s the miscellany for the week:

Biggest group of people to see a loss at home this week: Creighton (vs Providence), 17,073.

Smallest group of people to see a win at home this week: St. Peters (vs Marist), 321.

Smallest Power Conference attendance: Virginia Tech (vs Wake Forest), 4,985.

Average attendance this week: 5,894 (up 1,522 (34.8%) over last week)

And of course, your full attendance numbers:

Date
Conference
Home Team
Home Score
Away Team
Away Score
Attendance
Venue
Capacity
% full
1/17/2016
MAAC
St Peter's
76
Marist
67
321
Yanitelli Center
3200
10.03%
1/13/2016
America East
UMass Lowell
81
Maine
95
443
Costello Athletic Center
2100
21.10%
1/11/2016
Western Athletic
Chicago State
56
CSU Bakersfield
67
450
Jones Convocation Center
7000
6.43%
1/11/2016
Southland
New Orleans
68
Incarnate Word
71
481
Lakefront Arena
10000
4.81%
1/13/2016
Southland
Houston Baptist
78
Nicholls State
69
517
Sharp Gymnasium
1500
34.47%
1/12/2016
Ivy League
Dartmouth
80
Canisius
69
528
Edward Leede Arena
2100
25.14%
1/11/2016
MEAC
S Carolina St
92
NC A&T
85
578
S-H-M Memorial Center
3200
18.06%
1/11/2016
MEAC
MD-E Shore
69
Morgan State
65
671
Hytche Arena
5500
12.20%
1/13/2016
Patriot League
Colgate
80
Army
66
720
Cotterell Court
3000
24.00%
1/11/2016
Southland
Sam Houston
70
SE Louisiana
63
796
Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum
6110
13.03%
1/11/2016
Big South
Winthrop
81
Ferrum
63
833
Winthrop Coliseum
6100
13.66%
1/12/2016
Ivy League
Harvard
73
Ryerson
57
853
Lavietes Pavilion
2195
38.86%
1/17/2016
Patriot League
Army
65
American U
45
912
Christl Arena
5043
18.08%
1/11/2016
SWAC
Alcorn State
69
Grambling St
53
954
Davey Whitney Complex
7000
13.63%
1/15/2016
MAAC
Fairfield
73
Niagara
68
1014
Webster Bank Arena
10000
10.14%
1/13/2016
Patriot League
American U
50
Boston U
61
1029
Bender Arena
4500
22.87%
1/15/2016
MAAC
Manhattan
62
Canisius
65
1029
Draddy Gymnasium
2345
43.88%
1/11/2016
Patriot League
Lehigh
76
Bucknell
82
1042
Stabler Arena
6000
17.37%
1/11/2016
Southern
Wofford
68
Chattanooga
77
1108
Benjamin Johnson Arena
3500
31.66%
1/11/2016
MEAC
Savannah State
46
NC Central
69
1230
Tiger Arena
6000
20.50%
1/13/2016
Ohio Valley
SE Missouri St
60
Jacksonville St
74
1275
Show Me Center
6972
18.29%
1/11/2016
Southern
Furman
77
Samford
57
1304
Timmons Arena
4000
32.60%
1/12/2016
MAC
E Michigan
81
Buffalo
69
1333
Convocation Center (MI)
8824
15.11%
1/13/2016
Patriot League
Lafayette
65
Holy Cross
52
1335
Kirby Sports Center
4000
33.38%
1/17/2016
MAAC
Quinnipiac
53
Canisius
63
1377
TD Bank Sports Center
3570
38.57%
1/17/2016
Southern
UNC Greensboro
85
VMI
68
1381
Greensboro Coliseum
21273
6.49%
1/13/2016
Missouri Valley
Loyola (CHI)
53
Bradley
54
1386
Joseph J. Gentile Center
4486
30.90%
1/13/2016
Mountain West
San Jose State
62
Wyoming
55
1395
Event Center (San Jose St.)
5000
27.90%
1/15/2016
America East
Maine
81
Albany
79
1406
Cross Insurance Center
5800
24.24%
1/15/2016
MAAC
Quinnipiac
52
Siena
64
1428
TD Bank Sports Center
3570
40.00%
1/17/2016
MAAC
Manhattan
69
Niagara
64
1492
Draddy Gymnasium
2345
63.62%
1/11/2016
Southern
W Carolina
83
UNC Greensboro
77
1497
Ramsey Center
7826
19.13%
1/13/2016
Ohio Valley
UT Martin
96
Tenn Tech
90
1497
Skyhawk Arena
5000
29.94%
1/13/2016
Atlantic 10
Duquesne
81
Saint Louis
71
1506
A.J. Palumbo Center
4406
34.18%
1/10/2016
Horizon League
Detroit
74
Valparaiso
92
1513
Calihan Hall
8295
18.24%
1/17/2016
MAAC
Rider
79
Iona
75
1517
Alumni Gymnasium (Rider)
1650
91.94%
1/11/2016
Southland
Lamar
82
Texas A&M-CC
91
1539
Montagne Center
10080
15.27%
1/11/2016
SWAC
Southern
74
Jackson State
66
1579
F. G. Clark Activity Center
7500
21.05%
1/13/2016
America East
Binghamton
72
Hartford
76
1663
Events Center (Binghamton)
5142
32.34%
1/13/2016
Patriot League
Navy
60
Loyola (MD)
52
1698
Alumni Hall
5710
29.74%
1/11/2016
MEAC
Norfolk State
70
Bethune-Cookman
72
1756
Echols Hall
7000
25.09%
1/12/2016
Southland
SF Austin
85
Cent Arkansas
64
2142
William R. Johnson Coliseum
7203
29.74%
1/10/2016
The American
Tulane
67
Tulsa
81
2234
Devlin Fieldhouse
3600
62.06%
1/12/2016
MAC
Cent Michigan
92
Akron
81
2260
McGuirk Arena
5300
42.64%
1/12/2016
America East
Albany
80
UNH
75
2363
SEFCU Arena
4538
52.07%
1/13/2016
America East
Stony Brook
86
UMBC
74
2381
Island Federal Credit Union Arena
4000
59.53%
1/10/2016
Atlantic 10
Fordham
82
Richmond
93
2385
Rose Hill Gymnasium
3470
68.73%
1/11/2016
Southern
ETSU
88
VMI
51
2416
Freedom Hall Civic Center
5619
43.00%
1/10/2016
Horizon League
Oakland
86
UIC
61
2473
Athletics Center O'rena
4005
61.75%
1/12/2016
Atlantic 10
UMass
70
G Washington
81
2571
William D. Mullins Memorial Center
9493
27.08%
1/12/2016
MAC
Kent State
76
Miami (OH)
68
2588
MAC Center
6327
40.90%
1/12/2016
Big East
USF
70
Tulane
81
2657
USF Sun Dome
10411
25.52%
1/13/2016
Atlantic 10
George Mason
73
Saint Joe's
87
3044
EagleBank Arena
10000
30.44%
1/10/2016
Big East
USF
51
Cincinnati
54
3062
USF Sun Dome
10411
29.41%
1/17/2016
Missouri Valley
Drake
76
S Illinois
81
3136
The Knapp Center
7152
43.85%
1/13/2016
Summit League
North Dakota St
66
South Dakota
65
3153
Scheels Arena
6000
52.55%
1/13/2016
Atlantic 10
St Bonaventure
69
URI
64
3219
Reilly Center
5480
58.74%
1/11/2016
MEAC
Hampton
71
Florida A&M
65
3456
Convocation Center (VA)
7200
48.00%
1/13/2016
Missouri Valley
Indiana State
74
Northern Iowa
60
3544
Hulman Center
10200
34.75%
1/12/2016
Missouri Valley
Evansville
84
Drake
65
4011
Ford Center
19164
20.93%
1/13/2016
Mountain West
Colorado State
62
San Diego State
69
4018
Moby Arena
8745
45.95%
1/10/2016
Atlantic 10
Saint Joe's
72
URI
67
4080
Hagan Arena
4200
97.14%
1/12/2016
MAC
Toledo
66
N Illinois
71
4271
Savage Arena
9000
47.46%
1/12/2016
Missouri Valley
S Illinois
81
Illinois State
78
4441
SIU Arena
8339
53.26%
1/13/2016
ACC
Virginia Tech
93
Wake Forest
91
4985
Cassell Coliseum
9847
50.62%
1/15/2016
MAC
Toledo
78
Akron
64
5130
Savage Arena
9000
57.00%
1/15/2016
Missouri Valley
Illinois State
55
Evansville
66
5148
Redbird Arena
10200
50.47%
1/13/2016
Atlantic 10
Richmond
83
La Salle
61
5257
Robins Center
9071
57.95%
1/17/2016
Big East
DePaul
80
Creighton
91
5534
Allstate Arena
17500
31.62%
1/13/2016
Big 12
Baylor
82
TCU
54
5764
Ferrell Center
10347
55.71%
1/13/2016
The American
ECU
55
SMU
79
6022
Minges Coliseum
8000
75.28%
1/13/2016
Big East
Villanova
83
Marquette
68
6500
The Pavilion (Villanova)
6500
100.00%
1/12/2016
SEC
Missouri
61
Arkansas
94
6627
Mizzou Arena
15061
44.00%
1/10/2016
The American
SMU
88
UCF
73
6952
Moody Coliseum
8998
77.26%
1/17/2016
Atlantic 10
Saint Louis
79
George Mason
92
7022
Chaifetz Arena
10600
66.25%
1/12/2016
MAC
Ohio
75
Bowling Green
91
7083
Convocation Center
10563
67.05%
1/12/2016
Big Ten
Northwestern
70
Wisconsin
65
7264
Welsh-Ryan Arena
8117
89.49%
1/10/2016
Pac 12
Oregon
71
Stanford
58
7318
Matthew Knight Arena
12369
59.16%
1/13/2016
Mountain West
Nevada
67
Boise State
74
7564
Lawlor Events Center
11536
65.57%
1/13/2016
Atlantic 10
VCU
88
Fordham
54
7637
Stuart C. Siegel Center
7617
100.26%
1/13/2016
Missouri Valley
Missouri State
62
Wichita State
78
7684
JQH Arena
11000
69.85%
1/13/2016
ACC
Notre Dame
72
Georgia Tech
64
7795
Purcell Pavilion
9149
85.20%
1/13/2016
Big East
St John's
73
Georgetown
93
7837
Madison Square Garden
19812
39.56%
1/13/2016
SEC
Georgia
81
Tennessee
72
8029
Stegeman Coliseum
11200
71.69%
1/17/2016
Pac 12
Colorado
91
Oregon
87
8459
Coors Events Center
11064
76.46%
1/10/2016
Atlantic 10
Saint Louis
56
VCU
72
8719
Chaifetz Arena
10600
82.25%
1/10/2016
Big East
Butler
55
Villanova
60
9144
Hinkle Fieldhouse
15000
60.96%
1/17/2016
ACC
FSU
69
UVA
62
9158
Donald L. Tucker Center
12100
75.69%
1/13/2016
Pac 12
Colorado
71
Oregon State
54
9190
Coors Events Center
11064
83.06%
1/12/2016
Mountain West
Utah State
79
Air Force
60
9243
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
10270
90.00%
1/13/2016
Big East
Cincinnati
70
Houston
59
9345
Fifth Third Arena
13176
70.92%
1/13/2016
Big 12
Oklahoma State
72
Oklahoma
74
9380
Gallagher-Iba Arena
13611
68.91%
1/10/2016
ACC
Clemson
66
Louisville
62
9562
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
14897
64.19%
1/12/2016
SEC
Texas A&M
71
Florida
68
9766
Reed Arena
12989
75.19%
1/12/2016
Big East
Xavier
84
DePaul
64
10400
Cintas Center
10250
101.46%
1/12/2016
SEC
Vanderbilt
75
Auburn
57
10414
Memorial Gymnasium (Vandy)
15626
66.65%
1/17/2016
Missouri Valley
Wichita State
82
Indiana State
62
10506
Charles Koch Arena
10506
100.00%
1/12/2016
Big 12
Texas
94
Iowa State
91
10663
Frank Erwin Center
16837
63.33%
1/10/2016
Big Ten
Penn State
65
Michigan State
92
10855
Bryce Jordan Center
15261
71.13%
1/12/2016
Mountain West
UNLV
86
New Mexico
74
11377
Thomas & Mack Center
18776
60.59%
1/13/2016
Big Ten
OSU
94
Rutgers
68
11635
Value City Arena
18809
61.86%
1/10/2016
ACC
Wake Forest
77
NC State
74
11865
Lawrence Joel Coliseum
14665
80.91%
1/12/2016
Big 12
West Virginia
74
Kansas
63
12097
WVU Coliseum
14000
86.41%
1/13/2016
SEC
LSU
90
Ole Miss
81
12133
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
14351
84.54%
1/10/2016
Big Ten
Illinois
84
Purdue
70
12246
State Farm Center
15500
79.01%
1/13/2016
The American
Memphis
67
Temple
65
12247
FedExForum
18119
67.59%
1/12/2016
Atlantic 10
Dayton
80
Davidson
74
12310
University of Dayton Arena
13435
91.63%
1/12/2016
Big 12
Kansas State
83
Texas Tech
70
12316
Bramlage Coliseum
13762
89.49%
1/17/2016
Pac 12
Utah
59
Oregon State
53
12417
Jon M. Huntsman Center
15000
82.78%
1/13/2016
SEC
Alabama
73
South Carolina
50
12443
Coleman Coliseum
15383
80.89%
1/15/2016
Atlantic 10
Dayton
77
G Washington
70
12831
University of Dayton Arena
13435
95.50%
1/13/2016
ACC
Clemson
68
Duke
63
12972
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
14897
87.08%
1/13/2016
Pac 12
UCLA
75
USC
89
12993
Pauley Pavilion
12829
101.28%
1/13/2016
Big Ten
Purdue
74
Penn State
57
13802
Mackey Arena
14123
97.73%
1/17/2016
Big Ten
Iowa
82
Michigan
71
15400
Carver-Hawkeye Arena
15500
99.35%
1/12/2016
Big Ten
Nebraska
84
Minnesota
59
15628
Pinnacle Bank Arena
15147
103.18%
1/10/2016
Big Ten
Indiana
85
OSU
60
16382
Assembly Hall (Indiana)
17472
93.76%
1/13/2016
ACC
Syracuse
62
Boston College
40
16701
Carrier Dome
35446
47.12%
1/13/2016
ACC
NC State
78
FSU
85
16846
PNC Arena
18680
90.18%
1/12/2016
Big East
Creighton
48
Providence
50
17073
CenturyLink Center Omaha
17100
99.84%
1/17/2016
Big Ten
Wisconsin
77
Michigan State
76
17287
Kohl Center
17230
100.33%
1/12/2016
SEC
Kentucky
80
Miss St
74
23897
Rupp Arena
23500
101.69%
  1. Because I thought I was smart by writing this up on Sunday morning and got burned by St. Peters