NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 6: Finals Week Lull


It’s finals week in most places, which means significantly fewer basketball games than usual.  Only 134 with reported attendance figures, our lowest week of the year.  Even with that, some surprising numbers on the attendance front!   Without further ado, let’s take a look:

Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 26 (Season total: 275)

Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week:

  1. Sacramento State vs Westcliff – A buy game that probably wasn’t the buy, as Sacramento State only drew 307 fans. In some regards it may have been worth it, as the Hornets took home the 89-40 victory. Here’s a blurry shot from the highlights:
  1. Tennessee State vs NC A&T –  Our lowest game of the week featuring two D-I schools, Tennessee State had only 303 show up for their game against the Aggiest of North Carolina A&T.  Even worse, the home crowd was sent home disappointed with a 78-76 NC A&T win over the Tigers.  An action shot:
  1. Presbyterian vs Trinity Baptist – The Blue Hose make frequent appearances here in the bottom three, and this is their first shot of the year, hosting Trinity Baptist. With only 251 in the Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center, you have to wonder if the 87-44 victory was worth it when you figure out how uch they had to pay the NCCAA (no typo there) level team

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: Syracuse (vs Old Dominion) 17,585.

Smallest group of people to see a win at home this week:  Presbyterian (vs Trinity Baptist) 251

Smallest Power 5 Conference attendance: Boston College (vs Columbia), 3,295.

Average attendance this week: 4,622 (down 106 [2.2%] from last week)

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

DateConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
12/15/2018Big SouthPresbyterian87Trinity Baptist44251Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center230010.9%
12/15/2018Ohio ValleyTennessee State76North Carolina A&T78303Gentry Center105002.9%
12/13/2018Big SkySacramento State89Westcliff40307The Nest90034.1%
12/12/2018Big SouthPresbyterian103Virginia Military70373Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center230016.2%
12/12/2018NortheastBryant74Hartford91418Chace Athletic Center270015.5%
12/13/2018Big SouthLongwood81Averett57432Willett Hall252217.1%
12/15/2018Patriot LeagueColgate82Marist66433Cotterell Court300014.4%
12/15/2018NortheastSt. Francis (NY)56Saint Peter's53448Pope Physical Education Center200022.4%
12/15/2018Big SkyIdaho80Nebraska-Omaha89459Cowan Spectrum70006.6%
12/11/2018NortheastSt. Francis (NY)75UMass-Lowell69518Pope Physical Education Center200025.9%
12/12/2018NortheastFairleigh-Dickinson93Army84566Rothman Center500011.3%
12/15/2018Patriot LeagueBoston University75Nicholls State63584Case Gym180032.4%
12/14/2018SouthlandHouston Baptist107Arlington Baptist70601Sharp Gymnasium150040.1%
12/10/2018MAACManhattan50Hofstra80602Draddy Gymnasium234525.7%
12/15/2018NortheastFairleigh-Dickinson80NJIT90612Rothman Center500012.2%
12/15/2018MEACBethune-Cookman71Jacksonville79617Moore Gymnasium (Daytona Beach, FL)300020.6%
12/15/2018SouthlandNorthwestern State69Southern66617Gold Dome300020.6%
12/13/2018Conference USAFlorida International102North Florida89622Ocean Bank Convocation Center600010.4%
12/15/2018Atlantic SunSouth Carolina Upstate88South Carolina State84665Hodge Center87875.7%
12/15/2018Western AthleticUTRGV68Texas State77733UTRGV Fieldhouse250029.3%
12/13/2018West CoastSanta Clara82Mississippi Valley State54862Leavey Center500017.2%
12/11/2018Ivy LeagueYale71Albany63904John J. Lee Amphitheater253235.7%
12/15/2018SouthernThe Citadel86Southeast Missouri State74922McAlister Field House600015.4%
12/12/2018Horizon LeagueIUPUI116Indiana-Northwest79927Indiana Farmers Coliseum650014.3%
12/15/2018Horizon LeagueIUPUI82Western Illinois68980Indiana Farmers Coliseum650015.1%
12/13/2018Western AthleticUMKC66Milwaukee69987Municipal Auditorium (MO)730013.5%
12/11/2018Sun BeltLittle Rock67Miles471008Jack Stephens Center560018.0%
12/15/2018Western AthleticUMKC80McNeese State671012Municipal Auditorium (MO)730013.9%
12/14/2018Sun BeltGeorgia Southern101Brewton-Parker641019W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse432523.6%
12/10/2018America EastMaine98Maine-Machias431025Cross Insurance Center580017.7%
12/15/2018Ohio ValleyTennessee-Martin108Brescia791061Skyhawk Arena500021.2%
12/13/2018Big SouthGardner-Webb81Kennesaw State771069Paul Porter Arena500021.4%
12/14/2018Sun BeltArkansas State75Florida Atlantic711116First National Bank Arena1047510.7%
12/11/2018Horizon LeagueGreen Bay112Wisconsin-Stout461152Kress Events Center401828.7%
12/13/2018SouthernSamford77Morehead State721172Pete Hanna Center497423.6%
12/12/2018Colonial AthleticGeorgia State95Chattanooga881197GSU Sports Arena450026.6%
12/15/2018Atlantic SunKennesaw State73Tennessee Tech681203KSU Convocation Center479225.1%
12/15/2018Big SouthHigh Point86Western Carolina591211Millis Athletic Center175069.2%
12/15/2018NortheastMount St Mary's74Wilson591223Knott Arena312139.2%
12/13/2018Big SouthCampbell100Central Penn531236Pope Convocation Center309539.9%
12/13/2018Atlantic SunNorth Alabama90Huntingdon581244Flowers Hall400031.1%
12/15/2018Atlantic SunNorth Florida68Charleston Southern611282UNF Arena580022.1%
12/15/2018Ohio ValleyAustin Peay95Purdue Fort Wayne681344Winfield Dunn Center725718.5%
12/13/2018Atlantic 10Duquesne72Maryland-Eastern Shore571346A.J. Palumbo Center440630.5%
12/15/2018MAACRider69Robert Morris501425Alumni Gymnasium (Rider)165086.4%
12/14/2018Big SkyNorth Dakota83Mayville St661472Betty Engelstad Sioux Center330044.6%
12/16/2018Atlantic 10Duquesne72Maine461487A.J. Palumbo Center440633.7%
12/12/2018Sun BeltTroy88Carver Bible College431512Trojan Arena400037.8%
12/15/2018America EastBinghamton48Youngstown State581527Events Center (Binghamton)514229.7%
12/15/2018SouthernUNC-Greensboro53North Alabama481545Michael B. Fleming Gymnasium232066.6%
12/15/2018SouthernWofford92UNC-Asheville491555Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium340045.7%
12/12/2018Summit LeagueSouth Dakota78Bellevue521569Sanford Coyote Sports Center600026.2%
12/12/2018MAACRider81Norfolk State711587Alumni Gymnasium (Rider)165096.2%
12/15/2018Horizon LeagueDetroit61Ohio631656Calihan Hall829520.0%
12/11/2018Big SouthLiberty79South Carolina State551684Vines Center808520.8%
12/10/2018Ivy LeagueDartmouth82Sacred Heart731718Edward Leede Arena210081.8%
12/15/2018America EastAlbany52Dartmouth611740SEFCU Arena453838.3%
12/11/2018Atlantic 10Fordham50NJIT531766Rose Hill Gymnasium347050.9%
12/15/2018Big SkySouthern Utah78Pepperdine691772America First Events Center530033.4%
12/11/2018Summit LeagueSouth Dakota State139Savannah State721776Frost Arena650027.3%
12/11/2018Conference USALouisiana Tech96Mississippi Valley State801816Thomas Assembly Center809822.4%
12/12/2018SouthernUNC-Greensboro77Coppin State541877Greensboro Coliseum212738.8%
12/13/2018SouthlandMcNeese State77North Carolina Central611973H&HP Complex380051.9%
12/15/2018Conference USARice89UC-Santa Barbara992000Tudor Fieldhouse575034.8%
12/11/2018Conference USASouthern Miss81Millsaps472013Reed Green Coliseum809524.9%
12/15/2018Sun BeltLouisiana-Monroe74Stephen F. Austin582057Fant-Ewing Coliseum708529.0%
12/15/2018Big SouthLiberty96Kentucky Christian552115Vines Center808526.2%
12/11/2018SouthernFurman77Charleston Southern692210Timmons Arena400055.3%
12/10/2018SWACArkansas-Pine Bluff84Champion Christian512259H. O. Clemmons Arena450050.2%
12/15/2018SouthernFurman93UNC-Wilmington502457Timmons Arena400061.4%
12/12/2018America EastStony Brook83LIU Brooklyn792475Island FCU Arena400061.9%
12/11/2018America EastUMBC76Towson802476RAC Arena402461.5%
12/14/2018Atlantic 10George Washington70Howard642630Charles E. Smith Center433860.6%
12/15/2018MACAkron74Marshall752748James A. Rhodes Arena550050.0%
12/13/2018Horizon LeagueWright State91Northwest Ohio523169Nutter Center1040030.5%
12/11/2018Sun BeltLouisiana122Prairie View A&M903227Cajundome1350023.9%
12/12/2018ACCBoston College82Columbia733295Silvio Conte Forum860638.3%
12/11/2018Mountain WestWyoming87Denver903422Arena-Auditorium1502822.8%
12/12/2018Mountain WestBoise State67Alabama State573476Taco Bell Arena1248027.9%
12/12/2018SECOle Miss69Southeastern Louisiana473564Mississippi Coliseum650054.8%
12/13/2018The AmericanTulsa70New Orleans603570Reynolds Center835542.7%
12/15/2018MEACHampton72St. Leo603612Convocation Center (VA)720050.2%
12/15/2018Ohio ValleyMurray State74Jackson State573612CFSB Center860242.0%
12/11/2018The AmericanCentral Florida95Georgia Southern883632CFE Arena946538.4%
12/15/2018Pac 12Stanford78Eastern Washington623663Maples Pavilion732950.0%
12/12/2018Big EastDePaul104Chicago State703729Wintrust Arena1038735.9%
12/15/2018Sun BeltLouisiana62Louisiana Tech833732Cajundome1350027.6%
12/14/2018Big EastDePaul90UL Lafayette704136Wintrust Arena1038739.8%
12/15/2018MACToledo84Middle Tennessee624205Savage Arena900046.7%
12/15/2018ACCPittsburgh78Maryland-Eastern Shore434472Petersen Events Center1250835.8%
12/13/2018Conference USARice78St. Edward's734786Tudor Fieldhouse575083.2%
12/15/2018Missouri ValleyEvansville50Jacksonville State554814Ford Center1000048.1%
12/12/2018The AmericanTemple65Massachusetts634840Liacouras Center1020647.4%
12/12/2018Missouri ValleySouthern Illinois52Murray State805107SIU Arena833961.2%
12/15/2018Atlantic 10Richmond52Oral Roberts595107Robins Center907156.3%
12/15/2018Missouri ValleyBradley66Eastern Illinois735186Carver Arena1116446.5%
12/15/2018Pac 12Washington61Virginia Tech735456Boardwalk Hall1050052.0%
12/15/2018Mountain WestUtah State86Alabama State486078Dee Glen Smith Spectrum1027059.2%
12/10/2018Conference USAMarshall76Morehead State646253Cam Henderson Center1070558.4%
12/15/2018The AmericanConnecticut61Manhattan466359Gampel Pavilion1016762.5%
12/15/2018Big EastGeorgetown73SMU816763Capital One Arena2035633.2%
12/15/2018Big SkyWeber State63Utah Valley757021Dee Events Center1150061.1%
12/15/2018Big 12Texas Tech82Abilene Christian487169Lubbock Municipal Coliseum834485.9%
12/15/2018ACCClemson74Radford667225Littlejohn Coliseum900080.3%
12/15/2018Atlantic 10Virginia Commonwealth79Charleston837637Stuart C. Siegel Center7637100.0%
12/11/2018Ivy LeaguePenn78Villanova758033The Palestra872292.1%
12/15/2018Pac 12UCLA72Belmont748037Pauley Pavilion1282962.6%
12/15/2018Big 12Texas98Grand Canyon608265Frank Erwin Center1683749.1%
12/15/2018SECGeorgia74Arizona State769028Stegeman Coliseum1120080.6%
12/15/2018SECMississippi State70Cincinnati599120Humphrey Coliseum1057586.2%
12/15/2018The AmericanWichita State63Southern Miss609356Charles Koch Arena1050689.1%
12/15/2018Big 12Kansas State71Georgia State599563Bramlage Coliseum1376269.5%
12/12/2018The AmericanWichita State69Jacksonville State6510028Charles Koch Arena1050695.5%
12/12/2018Big 12Texas Tech79Northwestern State4410086United Supermarkets Arena1502067.2%
12/15/2018Big EastXavier95Eastern Kentucky7710112Cintas Center1025098.7%
12/15/2018Big EastSeton Hall72Rutgers6610481Prudential Center1762559.5%
12/15/2018Mountain WestNevada72South Dakota State6811257Lawlor Events Center1153697.6%
12/12/2018West CoastBYU85Portland State6611563Marriott Center2270050.9%
12/11/2018Big TenMaryland94Loyola-Maryland7111595XFINITY Center1795064.6%
12/15/2018Missouri ValleyNorthern Iowa54Iowa7712236Wells Fargo Arena (IA)1611076.0%
12/15/2018Big TenIllinois73East Tennessee State5512379State Farm Center1550079.9%
12/15/2018Big TenMichigan70Western Michigan6212707Crisler Center12707100.0%
12/15/2018SECArkansas79UTSA6713728Verizon Arena1800076.3%
12/12/2018ACCLouisville72Lipscomb6814197KFC Yum! Center2209064.3%
12/15/2018Big TenOhio State73Bucknell7114241Value City Arena1880975.7%
12/15/2018ACCLouisville83Kent State7015117KFC Yum! Center2209068.4%
12/15/2018Conference USAUAB71Auburn7515856Legacy Arena at BJCC1765489.8%
12/15/2018Big 12Kansas74Villanova7116300Allen Fieldhouse16300100.0%
12/13/2018Big TenWisconsin101Savannah State6017004Kohl Center1723098.7%
12/14/2018Big EastCreighton86Green Bay6517147CHI Health Center Omaha1832093.6%
12/15/2018ACCSyracuse62Old Dominion6817585Carrier Dome3544649.6%
12/15/2018Big EastButler68Indiana7118743Bankers Life Fieldhouse18165103.2%
12/15/2018ACCNorth Carolina103Gonzaga9021750Dean E. Smith Center21750100.0%
12/15/2018SECKentucky88Utah6121922Rupp Arena2350093.3%