NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 18: Mid-Major Conference Tournament Time!


It’s the last week of the regular season for many major conferences, but many of the low and mid major conference tournaments have begun. Ultimately this led to a lot fewer low attendance games than normal, which brought the average crowd over 5,000 for the first time this season. Without further ado, let’s take a look:

Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 21 (Season total: 748)

Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week:

  1. Sacred Heart vs LIU-Brooklyn – A mid-week game with the four seed in the NEC tournament on the line managed to only draw 494 to the Pitt Center. The Blackbirds sent the crowd home disappointed as the Pioneers lost by a margin of 71-62. An action shot:
  1. Boston University vs Loyola-Maryland– A look at the bottom of the Patriot League and there wasn’t much bringing people in to Case Gym last week. Only 462 showed up to see the Terriers beat the Greyhounds in a dog-eat-dog matchup, with the home team winning 71-63.
Boston University hosts Loyola Maryland in front of 462 fans on March 5, 2019
  1. New Hampshire vs Maine – It’s no surprise nobody wants to watch New Hampshire, one of the worst teams in the country. But this one was different… 333 saw the Wildcats claw their way out of last place in the America East with their win over Maine, extending the Black Bears’ losing streak to 9. Ouch.

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 Virginia) 29,052.

Smallest group of people to see a win at home this week:  New Hampshire (vs Maine) 333.

Smallest Power 5 Conference attendance: Washington State (vs Oregon State), 2,549.

Average attendance this week: 5,647 (up 1,213 [27.4%] from last week)

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

DateConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
3/5/2019America EastNew Hampshire60Maine53333Lundholm Gymnasium65015.1%
3/5/2019Patriot LeagueBoston University71Loyola-Maryland63462Case Gym180025.7%
3/6/2019NortheastSacred Heart62LIU Brooklyn71494William H. Pitt Center206224.0%
3/6/2019SouthlandNicholls State83Northwestern State60501Stopher Gymnasium380013.2%
3/9/2019Western AthleticChicago State61UMKC76534Jones Convocation Center70007.6%
3/9/2019SouthlandNicholls State69Southeastern Louisiana63540Stopher Gymnasium380014.2%
3/7/2019Sun BeltAppalachian State72Troy64572Holmes Convocation Center83256.9%
3/9/2019Conference USAFlorida International73North Texas58652Ocean Bank Convocation Center600010.9%
3/9/2019SWACPrairie View A&M98Alcorn State64665William Nicks Building650010.2%
3/4/2019SWACAlabama A&M61Texas Southern66672T.M. Elmore Gymnasium600011.2%
3/6/2019SouthlandHouston Baptist118Incarnate Word111684Sharp Gymnasium150045.6%
3/7/2019SWACPrairie View A&M73Southern55685William Nicks Building650010.5%
3/5/2019Big SouthCharleston Southern71South Carolina Upstate52757CSU Field House88185.9%
3/6/2019SouthlandSoutheastern Louisiana81New Orleans67771University Center (LA)750010.3%
3/5/2019Big SouthPresbyterian106UNC-Asheville59805Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center230035.0%
3/6/2019Conference USAFlorida Atlantic69Louisiana Tech72842FAU Arena500016.8%
3/7/2019SWACTexas Southern99Alcorn State72849H&PE Arena810010.5%
3/6/2019NortheastSt. Francis (PA)67Bryant63907DeGol Arena350025.9%
3/5/2019America EastHartford63Stony Brook68964Chase Arena410723.5%
3/4/2019MEACDelaware State66Norfolk State74974Memorial Hall (Dover, DE)300032.5%
3/9/2019Western AthleticSeattle83Grand Canyon76999Redhawk Center999100.0%
3/5/2019Patriot LeagueLafayette74Holy Cross791004Kirby Sports Center400025.1%
3/6/2019NortheastRobert Morris69St. Francis (NY)651016North Athletic Complex120084.7%
3/6/2019The AmericanTulane70South Florida751020Devlin Fieldhouse360028.3%
3/9/2019SWACJackson State82Alabama State701023Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center800012.8%
3/7/2019Big SouthCoastal Carolina92South Alabama701037The HTC Center321232.3%
3/9/2019SouthlandTexas A&M-Corpus Christi76Houston Baptist691059American Bank Center1000010.6%
3/10/2019Patriot LeagueColgate80Navy701089Cotterell Court300036.3%
3/9/2019Big SouthCoastal Carolina67Troy741099The HTC Center321234.2%
3/9/2019Sun BeltAppalachian State71South Alabama781104Holmes Convocation Center832513.3%
3/7/2019SWACGrambling93Alabama State661109Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center750014.8%
3/7/2019Western AthleticUTRGV79California Baptist821162UTRGV Fieldhouse250046.5%
3/6/2019NortheastFairleigh-Dickinson84Wagner461190Rothman Center500023.8%
3/7/2019MEACBethune-Cookman56Florida A&M641200Moore Gymnasium300040.0%
3/9/2019NortheastSt. Francis (PA)72LIU Brooklyn641204DeGol Arena350034.4%
3/9/2019NortheastFairleigh-Dickinson66Robert Morris621212Rothman Center500024.2%
3/5/2019SouthlandAbilene Christian72Stephen F. Austin581235Moody Coliseum (Abilene)460026.8%
3/7/2019Patriot LeagueColgate81Boston University691277Cotterell Court300042.6%
3/9/2019SWACGrambling66Alabama A&M581291Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center750017.2%
3/8/2019Ivy LeagueColumbia70Dartmouth661356Levien Gymnasium340839.8%
3/9/2019Sun BeltLittle Rock62Louisiana-Monroe791407Jack Stephens Center560025.1%
3/9/2019SouthlandNorthwestern State63Central Arkansas701410Prather Coliseum390036.2%
3/7/2019Big SouthWinthrop63Charleston Southern771460Pope Convocation Center309547.2%
3/8/2019Ivy LeaguePrinceton63Brown671482Jadwin Gymnasium685421.6%
3/9/2019SouthlandAbilene Christian81Incarnate Word521501Moody Coliseum (Abilene)460032.6%
3/7/2019Patriot LeagueLehigh75Army701546Stabler Arena600025.8%
3/7/2019Sun BeltArkansas State73Louisiana-Monroe721573First National Bank Arena1047515.0%
3/7/2019Sun BeltLittle Rock72Louisiana771574Jack Stephens Center560028.1%
3/9/2019Atlantic 10La Salle72Fordham571652Tom Gola Arena400041.3%
3/5/2019MACCentral Michigan86Northern Illinois891709McGuirk Arena530032.2%
3/5/2019Horizon LeagueGreen Bay82Illinois-Chicago771727Resch Center1020016.9%
3/4/2019Big SouthLiberty72Jacksonville581738Vines Center808521.5%
3/5/2019MACEastern Michigan68Ball State611780Convocation Center (MI)882420.2%
3/4/2019Big SkyIdaho State78Weber State741828Holt Arena800022.9%
3/9/2019Big SkyNorthern Colorado78Northern Arizona891854Bank of Colorado Arena450041.2%
3/9/2019Ivy LeagueCornell66Dartmouth511862Newman Arena447341.6%
3/9/2019Conference USARice70Charlotte781884Tudor Fieldhouse575032.8%
3/6/2019Atlantic 10Fordham67George Washington561914Rose Hill Gymnasium347055.2%
3/4/2019Atlantic SunNorth Florida76North Alabama661924UNF Arena580033.2%
3/7/2019MEACMaryland-Eastern Shore70Delaware State642091Hytche Arena550038.0%
3/7/2019Patriot LeagueBucknell77Holy Cross652107Sojka Pavilion400052.7%
3/9/2019Big WestUC-Davis70UC-Riverside712117The Pavilion (UC Davis)792626.7%
3/5/2019America EastBinghamton58Albany732164Events Center (Binghamton)514242.1%
3/7/2019Big SkySouthern Utah53Northern Colorado702172America First Events Center530041.0%
3/4/2019SWACMississippi Valley State75Grambling772187Robert W. Harrison Complex500043.7%
3/4/2019SWACAlabama State69Prairie View A&M962200Dunn-Oliver Acadome740029.7%
3/4/2019Atlantic SunFlorida Gulf Coast78NJIT832289Alico Arena450050.9%
3/9/2019Ivy LeagueColumbia81Harvard832314Levien Gymnasium340867.9%
3/7/2019Big SouthLiberty71North Florida632319Vines Center808528.7%
3/8/2019SouthernSamford100The Citadel712321U.S. Cellular Center (NC)765430.3%
3/5/2019MACMiami (OH)66Kent State752343Millett Hall640036.6%
3/4/2019MEACMaryland-Eastern Shore78Morgan State732379Hytche Arena550043.3%
3/9/2019Sun BeltArkansas State87Louisiana902407First National Bank Arena1047523.0%
3/6/2019SouthlandMcNeese State50Texas A&M-Corpus Christi592426H&HP Complex380063.8%
3/4/2019SWACArkansas-Pine Bluff56Jackson State572437H. O. Clemmons Arena450054.2%
3/7/2019MEACNorfolk State95Howard982469Echols Hall700035.3%
3/6/2019Conference USACharlotte70Rice792513Halton Arena910527.6%
3/6/2019Atlantic 10Massachusetts87Richmond792534William D. Mullins Memorial Center949326.7%
3/5/2019America EastVermont74UMass-Lowell572546Patrick Gymnasium322878.9%
3/5/2019Mountain WestColorado State96Utah State1002548Moby Arena874529.1%
3/9/2019Pac 12Washington State77Oregon State852549Friel Court1205821.1%
3/9/2019Colonial AthleticElon86UNC-Wilmington932578North Charleston Coliseum1147522.5%
3/8/2019MACWestern Michigan75Central Michigan822686University Arena (MI)542149.5%
3/9/2019Sun BeltTexas-Arlington81Texas State732702College Park Center700038.6%
3/9/2019America EastVermont73Maine572750Patrick Gymnasium322885.2%
3/9/2019America EastUMBC62Albany542766RAC Arena402468.7%
3/9/2019Ivy LeaguePrinceton59Yale812794Jadwin Gymnasium685440.8%
3/9/2019Conference USAUAB64UL Lafayette502868Bartow Arena850833.7%
3/5/2019MACAkron91Bowling Green672902James A. Rhodes Arena550052.8%
3/9/2019SouthernFurman85Mercer742916U.S. Cellular Center (NC)765438.1%
3/7/2019Big SouthGardner-Webb75High Point692948Pope Convocation Center309595.3%
3/4/2019Atlantic SunLipscomb86Kennesaw State712957Allen Arena502858.8%
3/8/2019Ivy LeaguePenn77Yale662968The Palestra872234.0%
3/9/2019SWACMississippi Valley State57Arkansas-Pine Bluff912987Robert W. Harrison Complex500059.7%
3/9/2019Atlantic 10George Washington65George Mason813024Charles E. Smith Center433869.7%
3/8/2019Big SouthCampbell74Gardner-Webb793090Pope Convocation Center309599.8%
3/5/2019Atlantic 10Saint Joseph's85Rhode Island863120Hagan Arena420074.3%
3/7/2019Atlantic SunLipscomb78NJIT553157Allen Arena502862.8%
3/7/2019MEACNorth Carolina A&T74North Carolina Central523235Corbett Sports Center570056.8%
3/6/2019Horizon LeagueOakland88Youngstown State843386Athletics Center O'rena400584.5%
3/6/2019Horizon LeagueNorthern Kentucky99Detroit883394BB&T Arena940036.1%
3/5/2019MEACHampton77Longwood713500Convocation Center (VA)720048.6%
3/9/2019Mountain WestColorado State60UNLV653505Moby Arena874540.1%
3/4/2019Big SkyMontana66Northern Arizona643706Dahlberg Arena732150.6%
3/7/2019Western AthleticUtah Valley82Grand Canyon703897UCCU Center850045.8%
3/9/2019Sun BeltGeorgia Southern85Georgia State903897W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse432590.1%
3/6/2019Atlantic 10Davidson64St. Bonaventure463986John M. Belk Arena522376.3%
3/9/2019Ivy LeaguePenn58Brown514033The Palestra872246.2%
3/9/2019Atlantic 10Duquesne67Dayton784057A.J. Palumbo Center440692.1%
3/9/2019Mountain WestWyoming88New Mexico814113Arena-Auditorium1502827.4%
3/9/2019Western AthleticUtah Valley76Cal State-Bakersfield614167UCCU Center850049.0%
3/7/2019MEACMorgan State69Coppin State834213Hill Field House425099.1%
3/5/2019MACToledo76Western Michigan574233Savage Arena900047.0%
3/6/2019Conference USAUTEP53Middle Tennessee694748Don Haskins Center1222238.8%
3/6/2019Big EastDePaul101Georgetown694756Wintrust Arena1038745.8%
3/9/2019Conference USASouthern Miss81UTSA484780Reed Green Coliseum809559.0%
3/9/2019Atlantic 10St. Bonaventure66Saint Louis574819Reilly Center548087.9%
3/5/2019Horizon LeagueWright State71IUPUI564936Nutter Center1040047.5%
3/5/2019SECTexas A&M54South Carolina715032Reed Arena1298938.7%
3/6/2019Big 12Baylor64Oklahoma State675041Ferrell Center1034748.7%
3/9/2019SouthlandLamar83McNeese State585218Montagne Center1008051.8%
3/6/2019Conference USAWestern Kentucky76UTSA815411E. A. Diddle Arena732673.9%
3/9/2019SouthernEast Tennessee State68Chattanooga645443U.S. Cellular Center (NC)765471.1%
3/9/2019SouthlandStephen F. Austin57Sam Houston State685464Johnson Coliseum720375.9%
3/8/2019MACBall State57Northern Illinois645524Worthen Arena1150048.0%
3/8/2019MACOhio66Miami (OH)575554Convocation Center (OH)1301042.7%
3/9/2019Mountain WestBoise State80Air Force525677Taco Bell Arena1248045.5%
3/6/2019Conference USAMarshall94Florida International785822Cam Henderson Center1070554.4%
3/5/2019MACOhio79Buffalo825834Convocation Center (OH)1301044.8%
3/8/2019MACToledo64Eastern Michigan586061Savage Arena900067.3%
3/8/2019MACKent State68Akron656168MAC Center632797.5%
3/5/2019Atlantic 10George Mason36Virginia Commonwealth716177EagleBank Arena1000061.8%
3/4/2019Big 12TCU52Kansas State646258Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena720186.9%
3/5/2019ACCMiami76Pittsburgh636373Watsco Center797279.9%
3/7/2019Big SkyWeber State93Idaho596381Dee Events Center1150055.5%
3/8/2019MACBuffalo84Bowling Green736709Alumni Arena678398.9%
3/6/2019Atlantic 10Saint Louis85Duquesne756711Chaifetz Arena1060063.3%
3/8/2019Missouri ValleyMissouri State58Bradley616774Enterprise Center1840036.8%
3/9/2019Atlantic 10Rhode Island94Massachusetts756938Ryan Center765790.6%
3/9/2019Atlantic 10Richmond69Davidson737002Robins Center907177.2%
3/9/2019Big TenNorthwestern57Purdue707039Welsh-Ryan Arena811786.7%
3/9/2019Conference USAMarshall76Florida Atlantic617097Cam Henderson Center1070566.3%
3/9/2019Big SkyWeber State77Eastern Washington807113Dee Events Center1150061.9%
3/6/2019SECGeorgia39Missouri647180Stegeman Coliseum1120064.1%
3/9/2019ACCBoston College47North Carolina State737279Silvio Conte Forum860684.6%
3/9/2019Big 12Oklahoma State85West Virginia777279Gallagher-Iba Arena1361153.5%
3/9/2019Mountain WestFresno State121San Jose State817615Save Mart Center1554449.0%
3/8/2019Atlantic 10Virginia Commonwealth75Saint Joseph's637637Stuart C. Siegel Center7637100.0%
3/5/2019ACCBoston College66North Carolina797731Silvio Conte Forum860689.8%
3/7/2019The AmericanConnecticut71Temple787790Gampel Pavilion1016776.6%
3/7/2019Pac 12Colorado93UCLA687797CU Events Center1106470.5%
3/9/2019Missouri ValleyDrake58Northern Iowa607884Enterprise Center1840042.8%
3/6/2019Big TenRutgers65Penn State668000Rutgers Athletic Center8000100.0%
3/6/2019Conference USAOld Dominion52Southern Miss598215Ted Constant Convocation Center952086.3%
3/6/2019SECVanderbilt48Arkansas848517Memorial Gymnasium (Vandy)1562654.5%
3/5/2019Big EastButler71Xavier668551Hinkle Fieldhouse910094.0%
3/9/2019ACCPittsburgh56Notre Dame538602Petersen Events Center1250868.8%
3/9/2019ACCClemson67Syracuse558620Littlejohn Coliseum900095.8%
3/9/2019SECMississippi State92Texas A&M818732Humphrey Coliseum1057582.6%
3/9/2019ACCWake Forest57Florida State658873Lawrence Joel Coliseum1466560.5%
3/6/2019Big EastSeton Hall73Marquette649080Prudential Center1762551.5%
3/9/2019SECAuburn84Tennessee809121Auburn Arena9121100.0%
3/7/2019The AmericanCentral Florida58Cincinnati559141CFE Arena946596.6%
3/8/2019ACCVirginia Tech84Miami709275Cassell Coliseum984794.2%
3/5/2019ACCDuke71Wake Forest709314Cameron Indoor Stadium9314100.0%
3/9/2019Pac 12Colorado78USC679379CU Events Center1106484.8%
3/5/2019SECOle Miss76Kentucky809500The Pavilion at Ole Miss9500100.0%
3/6/2019SECFlorida78LSU799550Exactech Arena1200079.6%
3/9/2019Big 12Texas56TCU699762Frank Erwin Center1683758.0%
3/5/2019Big 12Oklahoma81Kansas689839Lloyd Noble Center1152885.3%
3/9/2019The AmericanTemple67Central Florida629951Liacouras Center1020697.5%
3/5/2019Big TenMinnesota73Purdue6910062Williams Arena1462568.8%
3/5/2019The AmericanWichita State72East Carolina5510205Charles Koch Arena1050697.1%
3/6/2019Mountain WestNew Mexico73Boise State7210279The Pit1541166.7%
3/6/2019Big 12West Virginia90Iowa State7510354WVU Coliseum1400074.0%
3/9/2019Big EastXavier81St. John's6810391Cintas Center10250101.4%
3/9/2019Ohio ValleyBelmont65Murray State7710525Ford Center10000105.3%
3/5/2019ACCFlorida State73Virginia Tech6410611Donald L. Tucker Center1210087.7%
3/9/2019SECMissouri68Ole Miss7311050Mizzou Arena1506173.4%
3/9/2019SECSouth Carolina66Georgia4611927Colonial Life Arena1800066.3%
3/9/2019Big EastProvidence83Butler7012004Dunkin Donuts Center1430083.9%
3/9/2019Big 12Kansas State68Oklahoma5312528Bramlage Coliseum1376291.0%
3/10/2019The AmericanCincinnati69Houston8512701Fifth Third Arena1317696.4%
3/9/2019Pac 12Utah92UCLA8112914Jon M. Huntsman Center1500086.1%
3/6/2019Atlantic 10Dayton70La Salle3913147University of Dayton Arena1343597.9%
3/9/2019SECLSU80Vanderbilt5913546Pete Maravich Assembly Center1435194.4%
3/7/2019Big TenIllinois74Indiana9214033State Farm Center1550090.5%
3/9/2019Pac 12Arizona64Arizona State7214291McKale Center1454598.3%
3/9/2019Big 12Iowa State73Texas Tech8014384Hilton Coliseum14356100.2%
3/9/2019ACCVirginia73Louisville6814629John Paul Jones Arena14593100.2%
3/5/2019Big TenMichigan State91Nebraska7614797Breslin Center14759100.3%
3/9/2019Big TenMichigan State75Michigan6314797Breslin Center14759100.3%
3/4/2019Big 12Texas Tech70Texas5115098United Supermarkets Arena15020100.5%
3/6/2019ACCNorth Carolina State61Georgia Tech6315803PNC Arena1868084.6%
3/9/2019Big EastSeton Hall79Villanova7516114Prudential Center1762591.4%
3/9/2019SECArkansas82Alabama7016253Bud Walton Arena2032080.0%
3/9/2019Big 12Kansas78Baylor7016300Allen Fieldhouse16300100.0%
3/8/2019Big TenMaryland69Minnesota6016662XFINITY Center1795092.8%
3/6/2019Big EastCreighton76Providence7016903CHI Health Center Omaha1832092.3%
3/9/2019Big EastCreighton91DePaul7817083CHI Health Center Omaha1832093.2%
3/7/2019Big TenWisconsin65Iowa4517287Kohl Center17230100.3%
3/9/2019Big EastMarquette84Georgetown8617514Fiserv Forum17500100.1%
3/5/2019SECTennessee71Mississippi State5420555Thompson-Boling Arena2167894.8%
3/9/2019ACCNorth Carolina79Duke7021750Dean E. Smith Center21750100.0%
3/9/2019SECKentucky66Florida5724456Rupp Arena23500104.1%
3/4/2019ACCSyracuse53Virginia7929052Carrier Dome3544682.0%

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