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:

DateConferenceHome TeamHome ScoreAway TeamAway ScoreAttendanceVenueCapacity% Full
3/14/2019SouthlandSoutheastern Louisiana79Central Arkansas65960Leonard E. Merrell Center720013.3%
3/15/2019Sun BeltGeorgia Southern81Louisiana-Monroe671008Lakefront Arena1000010.1%
3/11/2019MACNorthern Illinois80Ohio611070NIU Convocation Center1000010.7%
3/11/2019MACEastern Michigan43Ball State611265Convocation Center (MI)882414.3%
3/16/2019Sun BeltTexas-Arlington67Georgia Southern581344Lakefront Arena1000013.4%
3/12/2019SWACTexas Southern80Southern701463H&PE Arena810018.1%
3/12/2019Sun BeltSouth Alabama75Arkansas State671624Mitchell Center1004116.2%
3/13/2019SouthlandTexas A&M-Corpus Christi53Central Arkansas731650Leonard E. Merrell Center720022.9%
3/13/2019Patriot LeagueColgate94Bucknell801821Cotterell Court300060.7%
3/14/2019Western AthleticUtah Valley71UMKC641837Orleans Arena747124.6%
3/11/2019MACCentral Michigan81Western Michigan672211McGuirk Arena530041.7%
3/11/2019MACAkron80Miami (OH)512376James A. Rhodes Arena550043.2%
3/14/2019MACBowling Green99Ball State862499Quicken Loans Arena2056212.2%
3/16/2019Ivy LeagueHarvard66Penn582532John J. Lee Amphitheater2532100.0%
3/17/2019Ivy LeagueHarvard85Yale972572John J. Lee Amphitheater2532101.6%
3/12/2019NortheastSt. Francis (PA)76Fairleigh-Dickinson852610DeGol Arena350074.6%
3/16/2019Ivy LeagueYale83Princeton772633John J. Lee Amphitheater2532104.0%
3/12/2019Colonial AthleticHofstra74Northeastern822892North Charleston Coliseum1147525.2%
3/16/2019Conference USAOld Dominion62Western Kentucky563017Ford Center At The Star1200025.1%
3/12/2019America EastUMBC90Hartford853042RAC Arena402475.6%
3/16/2019America EastVermont66UMBC493070Patrick Gymnasium322895.1%
3/12/2019America EastVermont84Binghamton513266Patrick Gymnasium3228101.2%
3/11/2019Colonial AthleticNortheastern70Charleston673599North Charleston Coliseum1147531.4%
3/16/2019Big SkyMontana68Eastern Washington623737CenturyLink Arena573265.2%
3/12/2019Sun BeltLouisiana-Monroe89Appalachian State804522Fant-Ewing Coliseum708563.8%
3/13/2019Mountain WestAir Force87San Jose State565578Thomas & Mack Center1877629.7%
3/12/2019Horizon LeagueWright State66Northern Kentucky775612Little Caesars Arena2049127.4%
3/14/2019Atlantic 10Saint Louis71Richmond685968Barclays Center1773233.7%
3/11/2019SouthernWofford70UNC-Greensboro586400U.S. Cellular Center (NC)765483.6%
3/14/2019Atlantic 10George Mason61George Washington576802Barclays Center1773238.4%
3/15/2019Atlantic 10Dayton55Saint Louis646857Barclays Center1773238.7%
3/15/2019Atlantic 10St. Bonaventure68George Mason577194Barclays Center1773240.6%
3/14/2019Mountain WestSan Diego State63UNLV557309Thomas & Mack Center1877638.9%
3/15/2019The AmericanCentral Florida55Memphis797610FedExForum1811942.0%
3/16/2019MACBuffalo87Bowling Green737813Quicken Loans Arena2056238.0%
3/16/2019The AmericanCincinnati66Wichita State637819FedExForum1811943.2%
3/14/2019The AmericanMemphis83Tulane688046FedExForum1811944.4%
3/16/2019Atlantic 10Davidson44Saint Louis678133Barclays Center1773245.9%
3/16/2019Mountain WestUtah State64San Diego State578969Thomas & Mack Center1877647.8%
3/12/2019ACCBoston College70Pittsburgh809677Spectrum Center1907750.7%
3/13/2019Pac 12Colorado56California519748T-Mobile Arena1800054.2%
3/14/2019Pac 12Oregon State58Colorado7310556T-Mobile Arena1800058.6%
3/14/2019SECAuburn81Missouri7112720Bridgestone Arena1939565.6%
3/14/2019Big TenMaryland61Nebraska6916207United Center2091777.5%
3/14/2019Big TenMinnesota77Penn State7216207United Center2091777.5%
3/15/2019SECSouth Carolina64Auburn7316490Bridgestone Arena1939585.0%
3/15/2019Big TenWisconsin66Nebraska6217369United Center2091783.0%
3/15/2019Big TenPurdue73Minnesota7517369United Center2091783.0%
3/15/2019Big TenMichigan74Iowa5318575United Center2091788.8%
3/13/2019Big 12Oklahoma71West Virginia7218858Sprint Center1897299.4%
3/14/2019Big 12Kansas State70TCU6118930Sprint Center1897299.8%
3/15/2019Big 12Kansas88West Virginia7419066Sprint Center18972100.5%
3/16/2019Big 12Kansas66Iowa State7819066Sprint Center18972100.5%
3/14/2019Big EastXavier63Creighton6119534Madison Square Garden1981298.6%
3/13/2019ACCVirginia Tech71Miami5619691Spectrum Center19077103.2%
3/14/2019ACCVirginia76North Carolina State5619691Spectrum Center19077103.2%
3/14/2019ACCFlorida State65Virginia Tech6319691Spectrum Center19077103.2%
3/14/2019ACCNorth Carolina83Louisville7019691Spectrum Center19077103.2%
3/15/2019Big EastVillanova71Xavier6719812Madison Square Garden19812100.0%
3/16/2019Big EastVillanova74Seton Hall7219812Madison Square Garden19812100.0%
3/16/2019SECKentucky78Tennessee8220933Bridgestone Arena19395107.9%