NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 13, The Best and the Worst


Numbers have somewhat bounced back this week after the winter storm that shook the east coast a couple of weeks ago, overall average attendance is slightly up this week.  Where the attendance changes are mostly seen are on the bottom of the list, however, as fewer teams drew sub 1000 compared to last week (only 16 this week, 33 last week) and the lowest attended game of the week still had more than 400.

Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 16

Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week:

3. Fairleigh-Dickinson vs St Francis (PA) 523 showed up to see the Knights of FDU, conveniently located in both Teaneck AND Hackensack, NJ. In fact, you’re never far from a Fairleigh-Dickinson campus, as they have another additional location in New Jersey, one in Vancouver, and one in Southeast England. Despite their global reach, they drew almost half a thousand in a nailbiter 86-82 win over St. Francis (of Pennsylvania). FDU currently leads the NEC in a tie with Wagner and Mount St. Mary’s. St Francis (PA) is a game back. Behind them is St Francis (Brooklyn), in case you were wondering about all the other St. Francis teams around. And in case you were wondering, the student section was pumped:

Image courtesy Twitter / @FDUKnights
Image courtesy Twitter / @FDUKnights
Image courtesy Twitter / @FDUKnights
Image courtesy Twitter / @FDUKnights

 

2. Coppin State vs NC A&T  Only 443 showed up for some #MEACtion as Coppin State took on NC A&T.  Both teams are middling in the conference, so not much to be seen here, but those who did show up at least got to see the Eagles take the victory at home:

Image courtesy Twitter / @CoppinSports
Image courtesy Twitter / @CoppinSports

1. McNeese State vs Incarnate Word – And the winner this week is in the Southland, where 401 showed up at Lake Charles, Louisiana’s ugliest arena (and maybe the ugliest in the state, who knows!) to see the Cowboys take the win from the relatively-new-to-D1 Cardinals of Incarnate Word by a score of 79-76. Not sure what else the residents of Lake Charles could be doing, having been to a charming suburb of the city named Sulphur.  Quaint.  Anyway, that’s it, the highest-lowest attended game of the year so far. The records, they keep a-shatterin’.

 

Here’s the miscellany for the week:

Biggest group of people to see a loss at home this week: Ohio State (vs Maryland) 16,592.

Smallest group of people to see a win at home this week: McNeese State (vs Incarnate Word), 401.

Smallest Power Conference attendance: Boston College (vs Florida State), 2,074.

Smallest Power Conference attendance at a home win: Arizona State (vs Oregon State), 6,074.

Average attendance this week: 5,032 (up 303 (6.4%) over last week)

And as always, your full attendance numbers for the week:

Date
Conference
Home Team
Home Score
Away Team
Away Score
Attendance
Venue
Capacity
% full
1/25/2016
Southland
McNeese State
79
Incarnate Word
76
401
Burton Coliseum
6500
6.17%
1/27/2016
MEAC
Coppin State
73
NC A&T
68
443
Physical Education Complex
4100
10.80%
1/28/2016
Northeast
Fair Dickinson
86
St Francis (PA)
82
523
Rothman Center
5000
10.46%
1/28/2016
MAAC
St Peter's
45
Rider
76
568
Yanitelli Center
3200
17.75%
1/27/2016
Patriot League
Army
67
Boston U
76
621
Christl Arena
5043
12.31%
1/27/2016
Atlantic Sun
USC Upstate
75
Kennesaw St
78
670
Hodge Center
878
76.31%
1/25/2016
Southland
Houston Baptist
109
Hillsdale (OK)
84
683
Sharp Gymnasium
1500
45.53%
1/27/2016
Atlantic Sun
NJIT
72
Lipscomb
81
779
Fleisher Center
1500
51.93%
1/31/2016
Patriot League
Boston U
75
Lehigh
73
821
Case Gym
1800
45.61%
1/29/2016
Ivy League
Dartmouth
60
Columbia
77
835
Edward Leede Arena
2100
39.76%
1/27/2016
Patriot League
Lehigh
79
Colgate
70
872
Stabler Arena
6000
14.53%
1/29/2016
Summit League
IUPUI
69
W Illinois
67
883
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
6500
13.58%
1/27/2016
Big South
Gardner-Webb
55
Liberty
69
893
Paul Porter Arena
5000
17.86%
1/27/2016
Big West
UC Davis
69
CS Fullerton
64
905
The Pavilion (UC Davis)
7926
11.42%
1/25/2016
SWAC
PV A&M
73
Miss Valley St
76
958
William Nicks Building
6500
14.74%
1/28/2016
Colonial Athletic
Drexel
70
Towson
77
962
Daskalakis Athletic Center
2532
37.99%
1/25/2016
SWAC
Southern
73
Alabama A&M
52
1001
F. G. Clark Activity Center
7500
13.35%
1/29/2016
MAAC
Fairfield
84
Canisius
77
1008
Webster Bank Arena
10000
10.08%
1/28/2016
MAAC
Marist
66
Niagara
69
1017
McCann Arena
3200
31.78%
1/25/2016
Southland
Sam Houston
72
Abil Christian
51
1051
Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum
6110
17.20%
1/31/2016
Summit League
IPFW
88
W Illinois
67
1079
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
13000
8.30%
1/25/2016
Sun Belt
Appalachian St
100
Ga Southern
101
1080
Holmes Convocation Center
8325
12.97%
1/25/2016
MEAC
Delaware State
57
NC A&T
55
1084
Memorial Hall (Dover
3000
36.13%
1/26/2016
MAAC
Niagara
70
Siena
82
1098
Gallagher Center
2400
45.75%
1/28/2016
Summit League
Denver
66
South Dakota
52
1102
Magness Arena
7200
15.31%
1/31/2016
Summit League
IUPUI
73
North Dakota St
72
1113
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
6500
17.12%
1/28/2016
Colonial Athletic
Hofstra
66
Elon
64
1125
Mack Sports Complex
5124
21.96%
1/27/2016
America East
Hartford
100
Maine
105
1141
Chase Arena
4107
27.78%
1/27/2016
Northeast
LIU Brooklyn
92
Sacred Heart
84
1176
Wellness
2500
47.04%
1/25/2016
Southern
VMI
56
Furman
68
1185
Cameron Hall
5020
23.61%
1/27/2016
Big South
Winthrop
97
Charleston So
72
1198
Winthrop Coliseum
6100
19.64%
1/27/2016
America East
UNH
50
Vermont
66
1202
Lundholm Gymnasium
6501
18.49%
1/28/2016
Big Sky
Idaho
63
Sacramento St
65
1228
Cowan Spectrum
7000
17.54%
1/28/2016
Sun Belt
Troy
71
Appalachian St
75
1270
Trojan Arena
4000
31.75%
1/25/2016
SWAC
Texas Southern
78
AR-Pine Bluff
49
1271
H&PE Arena
8100
15.69%
1/28/2016
Southern
The Citadel
95
UNC Greensboro
102
1277
McAlister Field House
6000
21.28%
1/28/2016
Ohio Valley
E Illinois
82
UT Martin
74
1339
Lantz Arena
5300
25.26%
1/27/2016
MEAC
Delaware State
71
NC Central
60
1371
Memorial Hall (Dover
3000
45.70%
1/28/2016
Southern
Wofford
87
ETSU
73
1412
Benjamin Johnson Arena
3500
40.34%
1/26/2016
MAC
Miami (OH)
51
Cent Michigan
68
1431
Millett Hall
6400
22.36%
1/25/2016
SWAC
Alcorn State
77
Alabama State
72
1439
Davey Whitney Complex
7000
20.56%
1/27/2016
Big South
Campbell
63
High Point
73
1465
Pope Convocation Center
3095
47.33%
1/28/2016
West Coast
Portland
76
San Francisco
87
1471
Chiles Center
4852
30.32%
1/28/2016
Conference USA
FAU
66
Old Dominion
78
1517
FAU Arena
5000
30.34%
1/28/2016
West Coast
San Diego
65
Pepperdine
75
1593
Jenny Craig Pavilion
5100
31.24%
1/27/2016
Big South
Longwood
81
Radford
90
1598
Willett Hall
2522
63.36%
1/26/2016
MEAC
Howard
70
Bethune-Cookman
68
1605
Burr Gymnasium
2700
59.44%
1/31/2016
MAAC
Rider
79
Canisius
68
1631
Alumni Gymnasium (Rider)
1650
98.85%
1/27/2016
Patriot League
Navy
58
American U
63
1642
Alumni Hall
5710
28.76%
1/28/2016
Big Sky
Idaho State
87
Southern Utah
68
1644
Holt Arena
8000
20.55%
1/27/2016
Patriot League
Holy Cross
54
Loyola (MD)
71
1646
Hart Center
3600
45.72%
1/29/2016
Ivy League
Yale
81
Penn
58
1666
John J. Lee Amphitheater
2532
65.80%
1/28/2016
Big Sky
E Washington
112
Portland State
83
1671
Reese Court
6000
27.85%
1/28/2016
Northeast
Wagner
64
St Francis (BKN)
61
1708
Spiro Sports Center
2100
81.33%
1/29/2016
Ivy League
Harvard
65
Cornell
77
1712
Lavietes Pavilion
2195
78.00%
1/28/2016
Sun Belt
Arkansas State
75
Georgia State
69
1719
ASU Convocation Center
10475
16.41%
1/28/2016
Southern
Furman
62
W Carolina
60
1748
Timmons Arena
4000
43.70%
1/28/2016
Ohio Valley
SIU ED
51
SE Missouri St
58
1775
Vadalabene Center
4157
42.70%
1/25/2016
MEAC
Norfolk State
92
Savannah State
73
1812
Echols Hall
7000
25.89%
1/26/2016
Southland
Texas A&M-CC
73
SE Louisiana
63
1906
American Bank Center
10000
19.06%
1/29/2016
Ivy League
Brown
59
Princeton
83
1948
Pizzitola Sports Center
2800
69.57%
1/31/2016
Horizon League
Detroit
75
Wright State
68
2011
Calihan Hall
8295
24.24%
1/27/2016
America East
Binghamton
66
UMBC
57
2013
Events Center (Binghamton)
5142
39.15%
1/29/2016
Horizon League
Detroit
83
N Kentucky
91
2025
Calihan Hall
8295
24.41%
1/26/2016
ACC
Boston College
62
FSU
72
2074
Silvio Conte Forum
8606
24.10%
1/28/2016
Big West
Cal Poly
68
UC Riverside
72
2134
Mott Athletics Center
3032
70.38%
1/28/2016
Ohio Valley
Tenn Tech
81
Tennessee St
79
2146
Hooper Eblen Center
9282
23.12%
1/25/2016
Southland
Nicholls State
80
Northwestern St
88
2147
Stopher Gymnasium
3800
56.50%
1/27/2016
Big West
CS Northridge
63
UC Irvine
73
2157
Matadome
3106
69.45%
1/27/2016
Big South
Coast Carolina
68
UNC Asheville
66
2165
The HTC Center
3212
67.40%
1/28/2016
Horizon League
UIC
78
Youngstown St
82
2178
UIC Pavilion
6958
31.30%
1/26/2016
MAC
W Michigan
78
Bowling Green
79
2245
University Arena (MI)
5421
41.41%
1/28/2016
Colonial Athletic
Delaware
79
William & Mary
94
2311
Bob Carpenter Center
5000
46.22%
1/28/2016
Horizon League
Valparaiso
77
Cleveland State
52
2313
Athletics-Recreation Center
5000
46.26%
1/28/2016
Northeast
Mt St Mary's
70
Robert Morris
49
2421
Knott Arena
3121
77.57%
1/27/2016
The American
Tulane
60
USF
73
2429
Devlin Fieldhouse
3600
67.47%
1/27/2016
America East
Albany
75
UMass Lowell
63
2452
SEFCU Arena
4538
54.03%
1/25/2016
Horizon League
Green Bay
115
Detroit
108
2469
Resch Center
10200
24.21%
1/25/2016
Southland
SF Austin
86
Lamar
52
2485
William R. Johnson Coliseum
7203
34.50%
1/28/2016
Ohio Valley
Jacksonville St
63
Belmont
72
2488
Pete Mathews Coliseum
5300
46.94%
1/28/2016
Colonial Athletic
Charleston
68
Northeastern
61
2528
TD Arena
5100
49.57%
1/29/2016
MAAC
Iona
70
Manhattan
56
2611
Hynes Athletics Center
2611
100.00%
1/28/2016
MAAC
Quinnipiac
51
Monmouth
66
2612
TD Bank Sports Center
3570
73.17%
1/28/2016
Western Athletic
Utah Valley
62
Seattle
73
2629
UCCU Center
8500
30.93%
1/25/2016
Patriot League
Bucknell
79
Lafayette
67
2640
Sojka Pavilion
4000
66.00%
1/28/2016
Southern
Mercer
73
VMI
58
2693
Hawkins Arena
3200
84.16%
1/27/2016
Ohio Valley
E Kentucky
71
Murray State
75
2700
McBrayer Arena
6500
41.54%
1/27/2016
Ohio Valley
Morehead State
75
Austin Peay
65
2765
Ellis T. Johnson Arena
6500
42.54%
1/25/2016
Horizon League
Milwaukee
79
Oakland
82
2821
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
12700
22.21%
1/28/2016
Conference USA
Southern Miss
71
UTEP
58
2824
Reed Green Coliseum
8095
34.89%
1/28/2016
Summit League
South Dakota St
87
Omaha
76
2840
Frost Arena
6500
43.69%
1/31/2016
Big East
USF
63
Temple
70
2875
USF Sun Dome
10411
27.62%
1/28/2016
Summit League
Oral Roberts
63
IPFW
68
2895
Mabee Center
11300
25.62%
1/25/2016
America East
Stony Brook
81
Maine
54
2940
Island Federal Credit Union Arena
4000
73.50%
1/28/2016
Sun Belt
AR-Little Rock
80
Ga Southern
67
3078
Jack Stephens Center
5600
54.96%
1/28/2016
Colonial Athletic
JMU
73
UNC Wilmington
78
3107
JMU Convocation Center
7156
43.42%
1/27/2016
The American
Houston
81
Tulsa
66
3185
Hofheinz Pavilion
10000
31.85%
1/26/2016
MAC
Akron
76
N Illinois
66
3205
James A. Rhodes Arena
5500
58.27%
1/28/2016
Atlantic 10
G Washington
90
Richmond
98
3367
Charles E. Smith Center
4338
77.62%
1/27/2016
Missouri Valley
Indiana State
68
Missouri State
59
3501
Hulman Center
10200
34.32%
1/26/2016
MAC
Buffalo
76
Ball State
64
3522
Alumni Arena
6100
57.74%
1/27/2016
Mountain West
Colorado State
74
San Jose State
66
3582
Moby Arena
8745
40.96%
1/31/2016
Colonial Athletic
William & Mary
68
JMU
62
3681
Kaplan Arena
8600
42.80%
1/25/2016
MEAC
Hampton
62
S Carolina St
67
3756
Convocation Center (VA)
7200
52.17%
1/27/2016
Atlantic 10
Saint Joe's
78
UMass
70
3856
Hagan Arena
4200
91.81%
1/28/2016
Sun Belt
UL Monroe
99
UT-Arlington
88
3857
Fant-Ewing Coliseum
7085
54.44%
1/26/2016
MAC
Kent State
73
E Michigan
58
3858
MAC Center
6327
60.98%
1/28/2016
Conference USA
W Kentucky
69
UAB
62
3892
E. A. Diddle Arena
7326
53.13%
1/29/2016
Horizon League
Oakland
89
Wright State
63
3901
Athletics Center O'rena
4005
97.40%
1/27/2016
Atlantic Sun
FGCU
69
Jacksonville
78
4014
Alico Arena
4500
89.20%
1/31/2016
Conference USA
LA Tech
78
UTEP
70
4131
Thomas Assembly Center
8098
51.01%
1/26/2016
Missouri Valley
Illinois State
76
Drake
64
4182
Redbird Arena
10200
41.00%
1/27/2016
Atlantic 10
URI
79
Fordham
63
4195
Thomas M. Ryan Center
7657
54.79%
1/27/2016
The American
ECU
64
Temple
61
4196
Minges Coliseum
8000
52.45%
1/26/2016
MAC
Toledo
79
Ohio
81
4276
Savage Arena
9000
47.51%
1/28/2016
Pac 12
USC
81
Washington St
71
4392
Galen Center
10258
42.82%
1/28/2016
Sun Belt
LA-Lafayette
80
Texas State
54
4460
Cajundome
13500
33.04%
1/26/2016
The American
UCF
86
Memphis
97
4577
CFE Arena
9465
48.36%
1/31/2016
Atlantic 10
George Mason
70
G Washington
76
5168
EagleBank Arena
10000
51.68%
1/29/2016
Horizon League
Milwaukee
95
Green Bay
94
5192
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
12700
40.88%
1/31/2016
Atlantic 10
St Bonaventure
84
Richmond
68
5263
Reilly Center
5480
96.04%
1/31/2016
Missouri Valley
Northern Iowa
67
S Illinois
58
5275
McLeod Center
6650
79.32%
1/29/2016
Atlantic 10
Davidson
69
VCU
79
5295
John M. Belk Arena
5223
101.38%
1/27/2016
Missouri Valley
Bradley
50
Northern Iowa
68
5334
Carver Arena
11164
47.78%
1/28/2016
Conference USA
Marshall
82
Mid Tennessee
66
5724
Cam Henderson Center
10705
53.47%
1/26/2016
Mountain West
Fresno State
71
Wyoming
60
5802
Save Mart Center
15544
37.33%
1/28/2016
West Coast
Gonzaga
84
Santa Clara
67
6000
McCarthey Athletic Center
6000
100.00%
1/28/2016
Pac 12
Arizona State
86
Oregon State
68
6074
Wells Fargo Arena (AZ)
10754
56.48%
1/26/2016
Mountain West
Nevada
54
San Diego State
57
6250
Lawlor Events Center
11536
54.18%
1/28/2016
Missouri Valley
S Illinois
78
Evansville
85
6345
SIU Arena
8339
76.09%
1/28/2016
Big Sky
Weber State
76
N Arizona
66
6381
Dee Events Center
11500
55.49%
1/31/2016
The American
UCF
41
UConn
67
6414
CFE Arena
9465
67.77%
1/25/2016
Atlantic 10
Richmond
70
Davidson
78
6570
Robins Center
9071
72.43%
1/31/2016
Pac 12
Arizona State
74
Oregon
91
6760
Wells Fargo Arena (AZ)
10754
62.86%
1/27/2016
Big East
Seton Hall
79
St John's
60
6767
Prudential Center
17625
38.39%
1/28/2016
Pac 12
UCLA
84
Washington
86
6843
Pauley Pavilion
12829
53.34%
1/26/2016
Big East
Georgetown
74
Creighton
73
6897
Verizon Center
18506
37.27%
1/27/2016
ACC
Virginia Tech
83
Louisville
91
7084
Cassell Coliseum
9847
71.94%
1/28/2016
Western Athletic
Grand Canyon
70
CSU Bakersfield
64
7119
GCU Arena
7000
142.38%
1/27/2016
Big 12
Oklahoma State
65
Baylor
69
7148
Gallagher-Iba Arena
13611
52.52%
1/27/2016
Big East
Butler
67
DePaul
53
7611
Hinkle Fieldhouse
15000
50.74%
1/25/2016
ACC
Miami (FL)
80
Duke
69
7972
BankUnited Center
8000
99.65%
1/27/2016
Pac 12
Colorado
91
Stanford
75
8001
Coors Events Center
11064
72.32%
1/27/2016
SEC
Ole Miss
80
Auburn
63
8057
The Pavilion at Ole Miss
9500
84.81%
1/28/2016
Big Ten
Northwestern
45
Michigan State
76
8117
Welsh-Ryan Arena
8117
100.00%
1/27/2016
ACC
Clemson
73
Pitt
60
8752
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
14897
58.75%
1/31/2016
ACC
Notre Dame
85
Wake Forest
62
9149
Purcell Pavilion
9149
100.00%
1/26/2016
ACC
Wake Forest
71
UVA
72
9221
Lawrence Joel Coliseum
14665
62.88%
1/31/2016
Pac 12
Colorado
70
Cal
62
9423
Coors Events Center
11064
85.17%
1/26/2016
Big 12
West Virginia
70
Kansas State
55
9936
WVU Coliseum
14000
70.97%
1/31/2016
Missouri Valley
Evansville
65
Wichita State
78
10034
Ford Center
19164
52.36%
1/31/2016
ACC
Pitt
90
Virginia Tech
71
10049
Petersen Events Center
12508
80.34%
1/27/2016
Big Ten
Minnesota
64
Purdue
68
10484
Williams Arena
14625
71.69%
1/27/2016
Missouri Valley
Wichita State
80
Loyola (CHI)
54
10506
Charles Koch Arena
10506
100.00%
1/26/2016
SEC
LSU
89
Georgia
85
10749
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
14351
74.90%
1/26/2016
Big 12
Texas
71
TCU
54
11282
Frank Erwin Center
16837
67.01%
1/26/2016
SEC
Vanderbilt
60
Florida
59
11351
Memorial Gymnasium (Vandy)
15626
72.64%
1/26/2016
SEC
Alabama
63
Tennessee
57
11429
Coleman Coliseum
15383
74.30%
1/27/2016
Big Ten
Michigan
68
Rutgers
57
11519
Crisler Center
13751
83.77%
1/25/2016
Big Ten
OSU
66
Penn State
46
11542
Value City Arena
18809
61.36%
1/27/2016
Big East
Marquette
74
Stetson
60
11756
BMO Harris Bradley Center
17845
65.88%
1/27/2016
Mountain West
New Mexico
84
Air Force
55
12072
WisePies Arena
15411
78.33%
1/27/2016
Mountain West
UNLV
87
Boise State
77
12586
Thomas & Mack Center
18776
67.03%
1/31/2016
Big East
St John's
53
Villanova
68
12713
Madison Square Garden
19812
64.17%
1/26/2016
SEC
South Carolina
84
Miss St
74
12764
Colonial Life Arena
18000
70.91%
1/26/2016
Big East
Providence
68
Xavier
75
12804
Dunkin Donuts Center
12400
103.26%
1/28/2016
West Coast
BYU
87
Loyola Mary
62
12816
Marriott Center
22700
56.46%
1/27/2016
Pac 12
Utah
73
Cal
64
13055
Jon M. Huntsman Center
15000
87.03%
1/28/2016
Big East
UConn
57
Cincinnati
58
13242
XL Center
16294
81.27%
1/28/2016
Big Ten
Illinois
63
OSU
68
13263
State Farm Center
15500
85.57%
1/27/2016
Atlantic 10
Dayton
73
Saint Louis
37
13455
University of Dayton Arena
13435
100.15%
1/31/2016
Big Ten
Illinois
55
Wisconsin
63
13609
State Farm Center
15500
87.80%
1/25/2016
Big 12
Iowa State
85
Kansas
72
14384
Hilton Coliseum
14356
100.20%
1/27/2016
SEC
Arkansas
74
Texas A&M
71
14410
Bud Walton Arena
20320
70.92%
1/28/2016
Pac 12
Arizona
75
Oregon
83
14644
McKale Center
14545
100.68%
1/31/2016
Big Ten
Michigan State
96
Rutgers
62
14797
Breslin Center
16280
90.89%
1/31/2016
Big Ten
Iowa
85
Northwestern
71
15400
Carver-Hawkeye Arena
15500
99.35%
1/27/2016
ACC
NC State
83
Georgia Tech
90
15945
PNC Arena
18680
85.36%
1/31/2016
Big Ten
OSU
61
Maryland
66
16592
Value City Arena
18809
88.21%
1/26/2016
Big Ten
Wisconsin
82
Indiana
79
17287
Kohl Center
17230
100.33%
1/28/2016
Big Ten
Maryland
74
Iowa
68
17950
XFINITY Center
17950
100.00%
1/28/2016
ACC
Syracuse
81
Notre Dame
66
22861
Carrier Dome
35446
64.50%
1/27/2016
SEC
Kentucky
88
Missouri
54
23933
Rupp Arena
23500
101.84%