NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 19: The End of the Season

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: 1 (Season total: 749)

Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week:

  1. Northern Illinois vs Ohio – Hosted by NIU, a longtime fan of AMSTS, in the first round of the MAC tournament, only 1070 showed up to see the Huskies advance to Cleveland by a score of 80-61. A series of action shots:
  1. Georgia Southern vs Louisiana-Monroe– A quarterfinal matchup in New Orleans, one would expect that a few people could’ve made the drive in from Monroe, but only 1008 were on hand to see Georgia Southern advance to the semi-finals against UT-Arlingon by a score of 81-67.
  1. Southeastern Louisiana vs Central Arkansas – Not much happening in Katy, Texas for the Southland tournament. Only 960 made it to the Merrell Center to see the second round game between the Lions and the Bears. The Lions advanced by a score of 79-65, advancing to the semi-finals where they lost to the eventual champions, Abilene Christian.
Southeastern Louisiana and Central Arkansas in front of 960 in the Southland Tournament in Katy, Texas

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

Smallest Power 5 Conference attendance: Boston College (vs Pittsburgh), 9,677.

Average attendance this week: 8,826 (up 3,179 [56.3%] from 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
3/14/2019
Southland
Southeastern Louisiana
79
Central Arkansas
65
960
Leonard E. Merrell Center
7200
13.3%
3/15/2019
Sun Belt
Georgia Southern
81
Louisiana-Monroe
67
1008
Lakefront Arena
10000
10.1%
3/11/2019
MAC
Northern Illinois
80
Ohio
61
1070
NIU Convocation Center
10000
10.7%
3/11/2019
MAC
Eastern Michigan
43
Ball State
61
1265
Convocation Center (MI)
8824
14.3%
3/16/2019
Sun Belt
Texas-Arlington
67
Georgia Southern
58
1344
Lakefront Arena
10000
13.4%
3/12/2019
SWAC
Texas Southern
80
Southern
70
1463
H&PE Arena
8100
18.1%
3/12/2019
Sun Belt
South Alabama
75
Arkansas State
67
1624
Mitchell Center
10041
16.2%
3/13/2019
Southland
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
53
Central Arkansas
73
1650
Leonard E. Merrell Center
7200
22.9%
3/13/2019
Patriot League
Colgate
94
Bucknell
80
1821
Cotterell Court
3000
60.7%
3/14/2019
Western Athletic
Utah Valley
71
UMKC
64
1837
Orleans Arena
7471
24.6%
3/11/2019
MAC
Central Michigan
81
Western Michigan
67
2211
McGuirk Arena
5300
41.7%
3/11/2019
MAC
Akron
80
Miami (OH)
51
2376
James A. Rhodes Arena
5500
43.2%
3/14/2019
MAC
Bowling Green
99
Ball State
86
2499
Quicken Loans Arena
20562
12.2%
3/16/2019
Ivy League
Harvard
66
Penn
58
2532
John J. Lee Amphitheater
2532
100.0%
3/17/2019
Ivy League
Harvard
85
Yale
97
2572
John J. Lee Amphitheater
2532
101.6%
3/12/2019
Northeast
St. Francis (PA)
76
Fairleigh-Dickinson
85
2610
DeGol Arena
3500
74.6%
3/16/2019
Ivy League
Yale
83
Princeton
77
2633
John J. Lee Amphitheater
2532
104.0%
3/12/2019
Colonial Athletic
Hofstra
74
Northeastern
82
2892
North Charleston Coliseum
11475
25.2%
3/16/2019
Conference USA
Old Dominion
62
Western Kentucky
56
3017
Ford Center At The Star
12000
25.1%
3/12/2019
America East
UMBC
90
Hartford
85
3042
RAC Arena
4024
75.6%
3/16/2019
America East
Vermont
66
UMBC
49
3070
Patrick Gymnasium
3228
95.1%
3/12/2019
America East
Vermont
84
Binghamton
51
3266
Patrick Gymnasium
3228
101.2%
3/11/2019
Colonial Athletic
Northeastern
70
Charleston
67
3599
North Charleston Coliseum
11475
31.4%
3/16/2019
Big Sky
Montana
68
Eastern Washington
62
3737
CenturyLink Arena
5732
65.2%
3/12/2019
Sun Belt
Louisiana-Monroe
89
Appalachian State
80
4522
Fant-Ewing Coliseum
7085
63.8%
3/13/2019
Mountain West
Air Force
87
San Jose State
56
5578
Thomas & Mack Center
18776
29.7%
3/12/2019
Horizon League
Wright State
66
Northern Kentucky
77
5612
Little Caesars Arena
20491
27.4%
3/14/2019
Atlantic 10
Saint Louis
71
Richmond
68
5968
Barclays Center
17732
33.7%
3/11/2019
Southern
Wofford
70
UNC-Greensboro
58
6400
U.S. Cellular Center (NC)
7654
83.6%
3/14/2019
Atlantic 10
George Mason
61
George Washington
57
6802
Barclays Center
17732
38.4%
3/15/2019
Atlantic 10
Dayton
55
Saint Louis
64
6857
Barclays Center
17732
38.7%
3/15/2019
Atlantic 10
St. Bonaventure
68
George Mason
57
7194
Barclays Center
17732
40.6%
3/14/2019
Mountain West
San Diego State
63
UNLV
55
7309
Thomas & Mack Center
18776
38.9%
3/15/2019
The American
Central Florida
55
Memphis
79
7610
FedExForum
18119
42.0%
3/16/2019
MAC
Buffalo
87
Bowling Green
73
7813
Quicken Loans Arena
20562
38.0%
3/16/2019
The American
Cincinnati
66
Wichita State
63
7819
FedExForum
18119
43.2%
3/14/2019
The American
Memphis
83
Tulane
68
8046
FedExForum
18119
44.4%
3/16/2019
Atlantic 10
Davidson
44
Saint Louis
67
8133
Barclays Center
17732
45.9%
3/16/2019
Mountain West
Utah State
64
San Diego State
57
8969
Thomas & Mack Center
18776
47.8%
3/12/2019
ACC
Boston College
70
Pittsburgh
80
9677
Spectrum Center
19077
50.7%
3/13/2019
Pac 12
Colorado
56
California
51
9748
T-Mobile Arena
18000
54.2%
3/14/2019
Pac 12
Oregon State
58
Colorado
73
10556
T-Mobile Arena
18000
58.6%
3/14/2019
SEC
Auburn
81
Missouri
71
12720
Bridgestone Arena
19395
65.6%
3/14/2019
Big Ten
Maryland
61
Nebraska
69
16207
United Center
20917
77.5%
3/14/2019
Big Ten
Minnesota
77
Penn State
72
16207
United Center
20917
77.5%
3/15/2019
SEC
South Carolina
64
Auburn
73
16490
Bridgestone Arena
19395
85.0%
3/15/2019
Big Ten
Wisconsin
66
Nebraska
62
17369
United Center
20917
83.0%
3/15/2019
Big Ten
Purdue
73
Minnesota
75
17369
United Center
20917
83.0%
3/15/2019
Big Ten
Michigan
74
Iowa
53
18575
United Center
20917
88.8%
3/13/2019
Big 12
Oklahoma
71
West Virginia
72
18858
Sprint Center
18972
99.4%
3/14/2019
Big 12
Kansas State
70
TCU
61
18930
Sprint Center
18972
99.8%
3/15/2019
Big 12
Kansas
88
West Virginia
74
19066
Sprint Center
18972
100.5%
3/16/2019
Big 12
Kansas
66
Iowa State
78
19066
Sprint Center
18972
100.5%
3/14/2019
Big East
Xavier
63
Creighton
61
19534
Madison Square Garden
19812
98.6%
3/13/2019
ACC
Virginia Tech
71
Miami
56
19691
Spectrum Center
19077
103.2%
3/14/2019
ACC
Virginia
76
North Carolina State
56
19691
Spectrum Center
19077
103.2%
3/14/2019
ACC
Florida State
65
Virginia Tech
63
19691
Spectrum Center
19077
103.2%
3/14/2019
ACC
North Carolina
83
Louisville
70
19691
Spectrum Center
19077
103.2%
3/15/2019
Big East
Villanova
71
Xavier
67
19812
Madison Square Garden
19812
100.0%
3/16/2019
Big East
Villanova
74
Seton Hall
72
19812
Madison Square Garden
19812
100.0%
3/16/2019
SEC
Kentucky
78
Tennessee
82
20933
Bridgestone Arena
19395
107.9%