NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 1: The Journey Begins!


College basketball is back, and with it we bring you our weekly update on attendance.  As in most years, the first week of the season does fairly well, with all 353 Division I teams holding on to their dreams of winning (or maybe just making) the NCAA Tournament.  Let’s begin our journey through NCAA Basketball’s 2018-19 season, shall we?

Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 24 (Season total: 24)

Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week

  1. St. Francis (NY) vs Medgar Evans – The Terriers of Brooklyn took on the Medgar Evans Cougars of Division III, conveniently also located in Brooklyn.  But the draw wasn’t much as only 386 were on hand to see St. Francis take the 92-42 victory over the Cougars.  Here’s your action shot:
  1. Stetson vs Johnson (FL) –  The season opener for the Stetson Hatters brought only 386 in the doors to see Johnson University Florida, who plays in the NCCAA (nope, that’s not a typo, it’s the National Christian College Athletic Association) Division II, so it’s no surprise they were no big draw.  The Hatters rightfully smashed the Suns by a score of 116-66.  A Tweet of the action:
  1. New Hampshire vs Rivier – 108-54 UNH 343 And finally, our big winner this week is New Hampshire, who started the season playing Rivier College, a Division III school located in Nashua, NH.  Only 343 fans showed up to see the Wildcats stomp the Raiders by a score of 108-54.  Here’s your incredibly low definition action tweet, brought to you by some of the most up to date technology New Hampshire has to offer:

 

So now, what happened to everyone else? Let’s go ahead with the miscellany:

Biggest group of people to see a loss at home this week: Cincinnati (vs OSU) 12,012.

Smallest group of people to see a win at home this week:  New Hampshire (vs Rivier) 343.

Smallest Power 5 Conference attendance: Washington State (vs Nicholls State), 2,090.

Average attendance this week: 4,842

 

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

DateConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
11/6/2018America EastNew Hampshire108Rivier54343Lundholm Gymnasium65015.3%
11/7/2018Atlantic SunStetson116Johnson (FL)66386Edmunds Center50007.7%
11/7/2018NortheastSt. Francis (NY)92Medgar Evers42386Pope Physical Education Center200019.3%
11/11/2018Atlantic SunNJIT63Brown60399NJIT Wellness and Events Center350011.4%
11/6/2018MEACSouth Carolina State99Brevard51432S-H-M Memorial Center320013.5%
11/9/2018NortheastLIU Brooklyn83Brown81452Steinberg Wellness Center250018.1%
11/10/2018Summit LeagueWestern Illinois84North Park56487Western Hall51399.5%
11/9/2018Summit LeagueNebraska-Omaha94Buena Vista58527Baxter Arena75007.0%
11/11/2018Patriot LeagueBoston University94Emerson57557Case Gym180030.9%
11/11/2018SouthernVirginia Military98Goucher34612Cameron Hall502012.2%
11/10/2018Big SkyNorthern Arizona97Jacksonville82630J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome162303.9%
11/10/2018SouthlandIncarnate Word66Texas-Tyler54642McDermott Convocation Center200032.1%
11/10/2018Big WestCal State-Fullerton106West Coast53667Titan Gym501513.3%
11/10/2018MAACSaint Peter's75Delaware78752Yanitelli Center320023.5%
11/6/2018SouthernVirginia Military89Washington College56762Cameron Hall502015.2%
11/10/2018Atlantic SunSouth Carolina Upstate86Brevard43781Hodge Center87889.0%
11/8/2018Summit LeaguePurdue Fort Wayne112Earlham51819Hilliard Gates Sports Center230035.6%
11/8/2018Ivy LeagueCornell86SUNY-Canton44864Newman Arena447319.3%
11/7/2018Conference USAFlorida International110Webber International84877Ocean Bank Convocation Center600014.6%
11/8/2018SouthlandCentral Arkansas99Hendrix73887Farris Center600014.8%
11/9/2018MACNorthern Illinois85Northern Kentucky88895NIU Convocation Center100009.0%
11/7/2018Atlantic SunKennesaw State68Oglethorpe57901KSU Convocation Center479218.8%
11/11/2018MEACSavannah State105Middle Georgia State95960Tiger Arena600016.0%
11/7/2018Conference USAUTSA76St. Edward's771006UTSA Convocation Center408024.7%
11/6/2018Patriot LeagueHoly Cross93Sacred Heart811032Hart Center360028.7%
11/6/2018Horizon LeagueGreen Bay110Wisconsin Lutheran541042Kress Events Center401825.9%
11/6/2018SouthernFurman102Bob Jones481054Timmons Arena400026.4%
11/11/2018MACEastern Michigan97Goshen741056Convocation Center (MI)882412.0%
11/10/2018America EastUMass-Lowell88Wagner841078Costello Athletic Center210051.3%
11/10/2018America EastUMBC93Shenandoah451083RAC Arena402426.9%
11/7/2018SouthlandTexas A&M-Corpus Christi81Howard Payne341097American Bank Center1000011.0%
11/7/2018Conference USAFlorida Atlantic98Florida Tech521098FAU Arena500022.0%
11/11/2018Patriot LeagueLoyola-Maryland80Dartmouth821114Reitz Arena300037.1%
11/9/2018NortheastSt. Francis (PA)80Morgan State601172DeGol Arena350033.5%
11/10/2018Ohio ValleyTennessee Tech65Presbyterian801183Hooper Eblen Center928212.7%
11/9/2018Patriot LeagueBoston University72Vermont781185Case Gym180065.8%
11/6/2018MACEastern Michigan77Rochester (MI)671193Convocation Center (MI)882413.5%
11/8/2018SouthlandSam Houston State94Southwestern561194Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum611019.5%
11/7/2018MAACSaint Peter's93Lafayette861210Yanitelli Center320037.8%
11/10/2018Sun BeltLouisiana-Monroe94Millsaps521213Fant-Ewing Coliseum708517.1%
11/7/2018Sun BeltGeorgia Southern139Carver Bible College511214W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse432528.1%
11/6/2018Big SouthRadford91Davis & Elkins571215Donald N. Dedmon Center320537.9%
11/6/2018Ohio ValleyMorehead State102Kentucky Christian821255Ellis T. Johnson Arena650019.3%
11/11/2018Ivy LeagueCornell57Colgate731266Newman Arena447328.3%
11/6/2018America EastHartford68Central Connecticut State751269Chase Arena410730.9%
11/6/2018Ivy LeagueHarvard78MIT661311Lavietes Pavilion219559.7%
11/8/2018MEACNorfolk State108Mid-Atlantic501336Echols Hall700019.1%
11/10/2018Big SouthHigh Point60Wofford681342Millis Athletic Center175076.7%
11/10/2018Horizon LeagueIUPUI71Eastern Illinois651350Indiana Farmers Coliseum650020.8%
11/6/2018MACBowling Green91Tiffin521374Stroh Center470029.2%
11/11/2018Colonial AthleticTowson93Wesley661389SECU Arena525026.5%
11/10/2018MAACMarist82Columbia761413McCann Arena320044.2%
11/9/2018Ivy LeagueHarvard71Northeastern811481Lavietes Pavilion219567.5%
11/10/2018MEACNorfolk State74Clarion461486Echols Hall700021.2%
11/6/2018SouthlandAbilene Christian107Arlington Baptist541500Moody Coliseum (Abilene)460032.6%
11/8/2018Big SouthUNC-Asheville87St. Andrews471523Kimmel Arena320047.6%
11/9/2018Ivy LeaguePrinceton85DeSales511523Jadwin Gymnasium685422.2%
11/11/2018Sun BeltSouth Alabama106Huntingdon761562Mitchell Center1004115.6%
11/10/2018Summit LeagueSouth Dakota State86Bemidji State631566Frost Arena650024.1%
11/6/2018Big SkySouthern Utah109West Coast631572America First Events Center530029.7%
11/6/2018Big EastSeton Hall89Wagner491655Walsh Gymnasium260063.7%
11/6/2018Colonial AthleticGeorgia State74East Tennessee State681688GSU Sports Arena450037.5%
11/10/2018SouthernWestern Carolina74College of Charleston771689Ramsey Center782621.6%
11/6/2018Sun BeltTexas-Arlington90Texas-Tyler661710College Park Center700024.4%
11/9/2018Big SouthCampbell75Coastal Carolina851757Pope Convocation Center309556.8%
11/7/2018Summit LeagueSouth Dakota83York (PA)581785Sanford Coyote Sports Center600029.8%
11/10/2018West CoastSan Francisco93Maine501813War Memorial Gymnasium530034.2%
11/6/2018MACBuffalo82St. Francis (PA)671852Alumni Arena610030.4%
11/8/2018Sun BeltLittle Rock101SE Oklahoma State921854Jack Stephens Center560033.1%
11/10/2018MEACFlorida A&M62Tuskegee551897Al Lawson Center847022.4%
11/11/2018Summit LeagueNorth Dakota State82UC-Santa Barbara631962Scheels Center600032.7%
11/10/2018Horizon LeagueCleveland State79Kent State832052Wolstein Center1361015.1%
11/8/2018Atlantic 10George Washington61Siena692083Charles E. Smith Center433848.0%
11/11/2018Pac 12Washington State89Nicholls State722090Friel Court1205817.3%
11/6/2018Missouri ValleyValparaiso121Concordia IL652098Athletics-Recreation Center500042.0%
11/9/2018MACCentral Michigan101Chicago State602110McGuirk Arena530039.8%
11/9/2018Summit LeagueOral Roberts79Southwestern (KS)622157Mabee Center1130019.1%
11/10/2018Horizon LeagueMilwaukee60North Dakota632165UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena1270017.0%
11/10/2018Mountain WestColorado State92Arkansas-Pine Bluff672208Moby Arena874525.2%
11/6/2018The AmericanSouth Florida80Alabama A&M632213Yuengling Center1041121.3%
11/6/2018MACAkron70Cedarville502261James A. Rhodes Arena550041.1%
11/8/2018Summit LeagueSouth Dakota State78Alabama State612277Frost Arena650035.0%
11/11/2018Conference USALouisiana Tech76Sam Houston State692349Thomas Assembly Center809829.0%
11/11/2018The AmericanTulane69Florida State802351Devlin Fieldhouse360065.3%
11/6/2018Big SouthCampbell97UNC-Wilmington932416Pope Convocation Center309578.1%
11/11/2018Horizon LeagueNorthern Kentucky99Wabash592472BB&T Arena940026.3%
11/9/2018America EastBinghamton57NJIT742509Events Center (Binghamton)514248.8%
11/10/2018Atlantic 10Duquesne84William & Mary702534A.J. Palumbo Center440657.5%
11/9/2018Atlantic 10Massachusetts104New Hampshire752563William D. Mullins Memorial Center949327.0%
11/10/2018SouthernChattanooga78Eastern Kentucky812568McKenzie Arena1092823.5%
11/10/2018Atlantic SunLipscomb86Tennessee State792596Allen Arena502851.6%
11/6/2018Colonial AthleticJames Madison86Eastern Mennonite582623JMU Convocation Center715636.7%
11/6/2018Atlantic 10Davidson83Cleveland State632663John M. Belk Arena522351.0%
11/11/2018West CoastSaint Mary's92Utah Valley632751McKeon Pavilion350078.6%
11/6/2018Atlantic 10Massachusetts83UMass-Lowell752976William D. Mullins Memorial Center949331.3%
11/10/2018Ohio ValleyBelmont100Illinois State893086Curb Event Center508560.7%
11/11/2018The AmericanEast Carolina84Lamar783104Minges Coliseum800038.8%
11/6/2018SouthlandStephen F. Austin83Texas Wesleyan713120Johnson Coliseum720343.3%
11/6/2018The AmericanTulsa73Alcorn State563128Reynolds Center835537.4%
11/10/2018Patriot LeagueBucknell58Fairfield603183Sojka Pavilion400079.6%
11/6/2018Atlantic 10George Washington74Stony Brook773188Charles E. Smith Center433873.5%
11/10/2018The AmericanTulsa74South Carolina State523251Reynolds Center835538.9%
11/6/2018Conference USAMiddle Tennessee91Lees McRae693255Murphy Athletic Center1180727.6%
11/7/2018Horizon LeagueWright State96Western Carolina733292Nutter Center1040031.7%
11/7/2018Colonial AthleticWilliam & Mary79High Point693301Kaplan Arena860038.4%
11/10/2018Atlantic 10La Salle76Lafayette773400Tom Gola Arena400085.0%
11/9/2018Atlantic 10Davidson79UL Lafayette763521John M. Belk Arena522367.4%
11/8/2018SouthernEast Tennessee State109Hiwassee College443539Freedom Hall Civic Center561963.0%
11/8/2018Missouri ValleyDrake98Buena Vista523561The Knapp Center715249.8%
11/6/2018Pac 12Oregon State72UC-Riverside593590Gill Coliseum960437.4%
11/9/2018Western AthleticCal State-Bakersfield111Antelope753633Icardo Center380095.6%
11/6/2018Sun BeltLouisiana121Virgin Islands803655Cajundome1350027.1%
11/7/2018Big EastDePaul80Bethune-Cookman583710Wintrust Arena1038735.7%
11/6/2018Colonial AthleticCollege of Charleston85Presbyterian733711TD Arena510072.8%
11/10/2018The AmericanHouston101Alabama A&M543725H&PE Arena810046.0%
11/6/2018Conference USACharlotte69Chattanooga803732Halton Arena910541.0%
11/6/2018ACCBoston College73Milwaukee533763Silvio Conte Forum860643.7%
11/6/2018The AmericanEast Carolina81Delaware State563773Minges Coliseum800047.2%
11/10/2018Sun BeltTexas-Arlington74Northern Iowa653789College Park Center700054.1%
11/8/2018Atlantic SunFlorida Gulf Coast81Southeastern543835Alico Arena450085.2%
11/9/2018Horizon LeagueOakland86Toledo873841Athletics Center O'rena400595.9%
11/11/2018Missouri ValleyMissouri State83Stetson703879JQH Arena1100035.3%
11/9/2018MACEastern Michigan66Drexel623895Convocation Center (MI)882444.1%
11/10/2018Conference USACharlotte66Oklahoma State643895Halton Arena910542.8%
11/9/2018The AmericanEast Carolina72James Madison733918Minges Coliseum800049.0%
11/10/2018Pac 12Oregon State83Wyoming643931Gill Coliseum960440.9%
11/11/2018ACCBoston College74St. Francis (NY)693974Silvio Conte Forum860646.2%
11/6/2018MACBall State86Indiana State694022Worthen Arena1150035.0%
11/7/2018MACOhio97Wilberforce614032Convocation Center (OH)1301031.0%
11/9/2018Atlantic 10Saint Joseph's79Old Dominion644084Hagan Arena420097.2%
11/11/2018Big TenRutgers95Drexel664214Rutgers Athletic Center800052.7%
11/11/2018The AmericanCentral Florida79Florida Atlantic804304CFE Arena946545.5%
11/9/2018ACCPittsburgh94Virginia Military554321Petersen Events Center1250834.5%
11/7/2018Missouri ValleyBradley74Wisconsin-Parkside584610Carver Arena1116441.3%
11/9/2018The AmericanTemple83Detroit674649Liacouras Center1020645.6%
11/7/2018Atlantic 10St. Bonaventure85Bucknell884668Reilly Center548085.2%
11/9/2018ACCGeorgia Tech88Lamar694691McCamish Pavilion919151.0%
11/6/2018ACCPittsburgh69Youngstown State534729Petersen Events Center1250837.8%
11/6/2018Big EastSt. John's76Loyola-Maryland554863Carnesecca Arena560286.8%
11/6/2018The AmericanCentral Florida84Rider704870CFE Arena946551.5%
11/6/2018Atlantic 10Rhode Island97Bryant635010Ryan Center765765.4%
11/9/2018Missouri ValleyMissouri State74Robert Morris605038JQH Arena1100045.8%
11/9/2018Big EastSt. John's84Bowling Green805174Carnesecca Arena560292.4%
11/10/2018Missouri ValleyBradley68Southeast Missouri State575181Carver Arena1116446.4%
11/7/2018Ohio ValleyEastern Kentucky77Marshall1055189McBrayer Arena650079.8%
11/10/2018SECOle Miss90Western Michigan645205The Pavilion at Ole Miss950054.8%
11/9/2018Colonial AthleticElon67North Carolina1165245Alumni Gym (Elon University)1585330.9%
11/10/2018Big EastGeorgetown85Central Connecticut State785270Capital One Arena2035625.9%
11/11/2018The AmericanSMU64Southern Miss745508Moody Coliseum899861.2%
11/10/2018ACCWake Forest90North Carolina A&T785572Lawrence Joel Coliseum1466538.0%
11/8/2018The AmericanSMU69Northwestern State585605Moody Coliseum899862.3%
11/9/2018Big EastProvidence80Wichita State835710Alumni Hall (Navy)5710100.0%
11/6/2018Atlantic 10George Mason71Penn725767EagleBank Arena1000057.7%
11/10/2018Conference USAWestern Kentucky86Tennessee-Martin715815E. A. Diddle Arena732679.4%
11/6/2018Pac 12UCLA96Purdue Fort Wayne715931Pauley Pavilion1282946.2%
11/11/2018SECMississippi State77Hartford595953Humphrey Coliseum1057556.3%
11/9/2018SECMississippi State95Austin Peay675977Humphrey Coliseum1057556.5%
11/6/2018West CoastGonzaga120Idaho State796000McCarthey Athletic Center6000100.0%
11/6/2018The AmericanTemple75La Salle676011Liacouras Center1020658.9%
11/6/2018Atlantic 10Saint Louis75Southeast Missouri State656028Chaifetz Arena1060056.9%
11/6/2018Conference USAOld Dominion67Navy446289Ted Constant Convocation Center952066.1%
11/11/2018Big 12TCU79Oral Roberts626368Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena720188.4%
11/6/2018ACCNotre Dame84Illinois-Chicago676462Purcell Pavilion914970.6%
11/10/2018Atlantic 10Saint Louis62Troy586523Chaifetz Arena1060061.5%
11/8/2018ACCNotre Dame89Chicago State626684Purcell Pavilion914973.1%
11/8/2018Big TenNorthwestern82New Orleans526747Welsh-Ryan Arena811783.1%
11/9/2018ACCClemson71North Carolina Central517208Littlejohn Coliseum900080.1%
11/11/2018The AmericanConnecticut94UMKC667261Gampel Pavilion1016771.4%
11/6/2018ACCClemson100The Citadel807491Littlejohn Coliseum900083.2%
11/6/2018Big 12Texas71Eastern Illinois597522Frank Erwin Center1683744.7%
11/6/2018Atlantic 10Virginia Commonwealth69Gardner-Webb577637Stuart C. Siegel Center7637100.0%
11/9/2018Atlantic 10Virginia Commonwealth69Hampton577637Stuart C. Siegel Center7637100.0%
11/9/2018Conference USAMiddle Tennessee102Milligan707722Murphy Athletic Center1180765.4%
11/9/2018ACCVirginia Tech87Gardner-Webb597736Cassell Coliseum984778.6%
11/11/2018Conference USAMarshall76Hofstra727854Cam Henderson Center1070573.4%
11/6/2018Big EastProvidence77Siena678021Dunkin Donuts Center1240064.7%
11/9/2018SECLSU97UNC-Greensboro918613Pete Maravich Assembly Center1435160.0%
11/10/2018Big EastButler90Miami (OH)689171Hinkle Fieldhouse9100100.8%
11/11/2018ACCDuke94Army729314Cameron Indoor Stadium9314100.0%
11/8/2018Big TenIowa77UMKC639317Carver-Hawkeye Arena1550060.1%
11/11/2018SECAlabama81Appalachian State739701Coleman Coliseum1538363.1%
11/6/2018SECAlabama82Southern629793Coleman Coliseum1538363.7%
11/9/2018SECFlorida76Charleston Southern4610072Exactech Arena1200083.9%
11/8/2018The AmericanConnecticut80Morehead State7010167Gampel Pavilion10167100.0%
11/6/2018Big 12Texas Tech87Incarnate Word3710198United Supermarkets Arena1502067.9%
11/10/2018Big EastXavier91Evansville8510533Cintas Center10250102.8%
11/11/2018Big TenIowa93Green Bay8210597Carver-Hawkeye Arena1550068.4%
11/9/2018Big 12Kansas State56Kennesaw State4111021Bramlage Coliseum1376280.1%
11/8/2018Big TenIllinois99Evansville6011755State Farm Center1550075.8%
11/7/2018The AmericanCincinnati56Ohio State6412012Fifth Third Arena1317691.2%
11/11/2018Big TenOhio State107Purdue Fort Wayne6112040Value City Arena1880964.0%
11/10/2018Big TenMichigan56Holy Cross3712355Crisler Center1270797.2%
11/7/2018Atlantic 10Dayton78North Florida7012522University of Dayton Arena1343593.2%
11/11/2018ACCVirginia76George Washington5713574John Paul Jones Arena1459393.0%
11/10/2018ACCNorth Carolina State95Maryland-Eastern Shore4913586PNC Arena1868072.7%
11/6/2018ACCNorth Carolina State105Mount St Mary's5513632PNC Arena1868073.0%
11/6/2018Big 12Iowa State79Alabama State5313696Hilton Coliseum1435695.4%
11/6/2018ACCVirginia73Towson4213807John Paul Jones Arena1459394.6%
11/11/2018Pac 12Arizona82Cal Poly6113995McKale Center1454596.2%
11/9/2018Big 12Iowa State76Missouri5914384Hilton Coliseum14356100.2%
11/10/2018Big EastMarquette92Bethune-Cookman5914409Fiserv Forum1750082.3%
11/11/2018Big TenMichigan State106Florida Gulf Coast8214797Breslin Center14759100.3%
11/11/2018Big TenNebraska87Southeastern Louisiana3515462Pinnacle Bank Arena15147102.1%
11/6/2018SECTennessee86Lenoir Rhyne4116156Thompson-Boling Arena2167874.5%
11/6/2018Big EastCreighton78Western Illinois6716449CHI Health Center Omaha1832089.8%
11/11/2018Big EastCreighton75East Tennessee State6916506CHI Health Center Omaha1832090.1%
11/9/2018SECTennessee87Louisiana6516864Thompson-Boling Arena2167877.8%
11/6/2018Big TenIndiana104Chicago State5517222Assembly Hall (Indiana)1747298.6%
11/9/2018Big TenIndiana80Montana State3517222Assembly Hall (Indiana)1747298.6%
11/6/2018Big TenWisconsin85Coppin State6317287Kohl Center17230100.3%
11/6/2018ACCSyracuse66Eastern Washington3419912Carrier Dome3544656.2%
11/9/2018SECKentucky71Southern Illinois5920277Rupp Arena2350086.3%
11/10/2018ACCSyracuse84Morehead State7021012Carrier Dome3544659.3%