NCAA Basketball 2019-20 Attendance, Week 7: Christmas Break

Only 80 games this week, with average attendance spiking over 5,500 due to a lack of games at schools with smaller venues. Unfortunately, not many funny number puns to work with this week. Without further ado, let’s take a look:

Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 10 (Season total: 440)

Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week:

  1. Loyola-Maryland vs UMass-Lowell – The Greyhounds had only 544 in the stands on Friday to see the RiverHawks come to town. Loyola-Maryland fans were sent home with a 93-81 victory with a crowd that actually doesn’t look too small:
  1. Long Island vs Centenary – No defense? No problem. Long Island gave up 84 to D-2 Centenary, but handily beat the Gentlemen by a score of 125-84. The 313 present at the Steinberg Wellness Center all seemed to be enjoying the show:
  1. Charleston Southern vs Piedmont International – Small arena? No problem, there was still ample seating available in Charleston on Saturday as the Buccaneers hosted the Bruins of Piedmont International. Only 173 were around to see the 108-52 drubbing of the NCCAA (yes, two Cs) opponent, and the action shot makes that 173 number look generous:

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

Smallest group of people to see a win at home this week):  Charleston Southern (vs Piedmont International) 173.

Biggest group of people to see a loss at home this week: Tennessee (vs Wisconsin) 21,687.

Smallest Power 5 Conference attendance: Georgia Tech (vs Houston) [neutral site], 5,585.

Average attendance this week: 5,575 (up 1,293 vs prior 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
12/28/2019
Big South
Charleston Southern
108
Piedmont Intl
52
173
Buccaneer Fieldhouse
4100
4.2%
12/28/2019
Northeast
Long Island
125
Centenary
84
313
Steinberg Wellness Center
2500
12.5%
12/27/2019
Patriot League
Loyola-Maryland
93
UMass-Lowell
81
544
Reitz Arena
3000
18.1%
12/28/2019
West Coast
Loyola Marymount
71
Morgan State
74
670
Gersten Pavilion
4156
16.1%
12/28/2019
Ohio Valley
Jacksonville State
120
Carver Bible
56
726
Pete Mathews Coliseum
5300
13.7%
12/28/2019
Colonial Athletic
Drexel
65
Charleston
76
830
Daskalakis Athletic Center
2532
32.8%
12/28/2019
Horizon League
IUPUI
73
Youngstown State
83
868
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
6500
13.4%
12/28/2019
Big Sky
Portland State
69
Northern Colorado
65
902
Viking Pavilion
3094
29.2%
12/23/2019
Western Athletic
Seattle
79
Long Beach State
57
940
KeyArena
17072
5.5%
12/28/2019
Southern
Western Carolina
108
Piedmont
47
965
Ramsey Center
7826
12.3%
12/28/2019
Ohio Valley
Morehead State
102
Alice Lloyd
46
1059
Ellis T. Johnson Arena
6500
16.3%
12/28/2019
Conference USA
UTSA
99
Lady of the Lake
64
1087
UTSA Convocation Center
4080
26.6%
12/28/2019
Colonial Athletic
Towson
45
Northeastern
61
1102
SECU Arena
5250
21.0%
12/28/2019
Sun Belt
South Alabama
76
Mobile
47
1118
Mitchell Center
10041
11.1%
12/28/2019
Sun Belt
Arkansas State
84
Freed-Hardeman
73
1173
First National Bank Arena
10475
11.2%
12/28/2019
Northeast
Wagner
54
Fairfield
66
1203
Spiro Sports Center
2100
57.3%
12/28/2019
Ivy League
Columbia
69
Marist
54
1295
Levien Gymnasium
3408
38.0%
12/28/2019
Mountain West
San Jose State
83
Pepperdine
68
1333
Event Center (San Jose St.)
5000
26.7%
12/28/2019
Horizon League
Illinois-Chicago
71
Cleveland State
66
1489
Credit Union 1 Arena
9500
15.7%
12/28/2019
Southern
Mercer
104
Milligan
53
1528
Hawkins Arena
3500
43.7%
12/27/2019
Northeast
Mount St Mary's
79
Coppin State
55
1703
Knott Arena
3121
54.6%
12/28/2019
Western Athletic
California Baptist
92
Ottawa (AZ)
75
1833
CBU Events Center
5050
36.3%
12/28/2019
Big West
UC-Irvine
69
Pacific
56
1855
Bren Events Center
4984
37.2%
12/28/2019
Western Athletic
Utah Valley
80
Antelope
65
1949
UCCU Center
8500
22.9%
12/28/2019
Colonial Athletic
James Madison
76
Hofstra
82
1987
JMU Convocation Center
7156
27.8%
12/28/2019
Atlantic 10
George Washington
78
Longwood
65
1996
Charles E. Smith Center
4338
46.0%
12/28/2019
Conference USA
North Texas
102
Texas Wesleyan
64
2035
UNT Coliseum
10040
20.3%
12/28/2019
Colonial Athletic
Delaware
82
UNC-Wilmington
68
2101
Bob Carpenter Center
5000
42.0%
12/28/2019
Southland
Stephen F. Austin
94
Paul Quinn
62
2182
William R. Johnson Coliseum
7203
30.3%
12/28/2019
Conference USA
UAB
82
Thomas
49
2294
Bartow Arena
8508
27.0%
12/28/2019
Southern
UNC-Greensboro
106
William Peace
34
2372
Greensboro Coliseum
21273
11.2%
12/28/2019
MEAC
Hampton
70
Saint Peter's
67
2525
Convocation Center (VA)
7200
35.1%
12/28/2019
Horizon League
Northern Kentucky
74
Milwaukee
64
2551
BB&T Arena
9400
27.1%
12/28/2019
Atlantic 10
La Salle
71
Bucknell
59
2558
Tom Gola Arena
4000
64.0%
12/28/2019
Mountain West
Wyoming
82
Nebraska Wesleyan
68
2826
Arena-Auditorium
15028
18.8%
12/28/2019
Mountain West
Colorado State
87
Doane
62
3337
Moby Arena
8745
38.2%
12/28/2019
Big Sky
Montana State
66
Sacramento State
51
3349
Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
7250
46.2%
12/28/2019
The American
East Carolina
82
Eastern Kentucky
74
3481
Minges Coliseum
8000
43.5%
12/28/2019
West Coast
Saint Mary's
84
Seattle
58
3500
McKeon Pavilion
3500
100.0%
12/28/2019
Horizon League
Oakland
78
Detroit
69
3792
Athletics Center O'rena
4005
94.7%
12/28/2019
Big Sky
Montana
79
Northern Arizona
72
4017
Dahlberg Arena
7321
54.9%
12/23/2019
The American
SMU
85
Georgia State
76
4085
Moody Coliseum
8998
45.4%
12/28/2019
Ohio Valley
Murray State
81
Cumberland
46
4107
CFSB Center
8602
47.7%
12/28/2019
Mountain West
Boise State
103
Cal State-Northridge
72
4121
ExtraMile Arena
12644
32.6%
12/28/2019
Big Sky
Weber State
77
Eastern Washington
79
4423
Dee Events Center
11500
38.5%
12/23/2019
Mountain West
Fresno State
69
San Francisco
71
4693
Save Mart Center
15544
30.2%
12/28/2019
Mountain West
Fresno State
57
UC-Riverside
60
4740
Save Mart Center
15544
30.5%
12/28/2019
Conference USA
Western Kentucky
62
Belmont
79
5102
E. A. Diddle Arena
7326
69.6%
12/28/2019
Missouri Valley
Bradley
78
Toledo
66
5293
Carver Arena
11164
47.4%
12/23/2019
ACC
Georgia Tech
59
Houston
70
5585
Stan Sheriff Center
10300
54.2%
12/28/2019
ACC
Florida State
88
North Alabama
71
5636
Donald L. Tucker Center
12100
46.6%
12/23/2019
Conference USA
UTEP
71
Ball State
70
5757
Stan Sheriff Center
10300
55.9%
12/23/2019
MAAC
Siena
73
Canisius
72
5804
Times Union Center
15229
38.1%
12/25/2019
Pac 12
Washington
71
Houston
75
6356
Stan Sheriff Center
10300
61.7%
12/28/2019
Pac 12
UCLA
74
Cal State-Fullerton
77
6418
Pauley Pavilion
12829
50.0%
12/28/2019
Big East
Georgetown
80
American
60
7245
Capital One Arena
20356
35.6%
12/28/2019
Mountain West
UNLV
64
Eastern Michigan
49
7463
Thomas & Mack Center
18776
39.7%
12/28/2019
Big East
Butler
67
Louisiana-Monroe
36
8040
Hinkle Fieldhouse
9100
88.4%
12/29/2019
ACC
Notre Dame
82
Alabama A&M
56
8181
Edmund P. Joyce Center
9149
89.4%
12/29/2019
Big Ten
Penn State
90
Cornell
59
8316
Bryce Jordan Center
15261
54.5%
12/28/2019
Mountain West
Utah State
129
Eastern Ore.
61
8338
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
10270
81.2%
12/28/2019
Pac 12
Arizona State
98
Texas Southern
81
8795
Desert Financial Arena
14000
62.8%
12/28/2019
SEC
Florida
102
Long Beach State
63
9067
Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center
10133
89.5%
12/28/2019
ACC
Duke
75
Brown
50
9314
Cameron Indoor Stadium
9314
100.0%
12/23/2019
SEC
Georgia
73
Georgia Southern
64
10412
Stegeman Coliseum
11200
93.0%
12/28/2019
Big Ten
Minnesota
89
Florida International
62
10546
Williams Arena
14625
72.1%
12/28/2019
West Coast
BYU
79
Oral Roberts
73
12365
Marriott Center
22700
54.5%
12/28/2019
Mountain West
San Diego State
73
Cal Poly
57
12414
Viejas Arena
12414
100.0%
12/23/2019
Atlantic 10
Dayton
81
Grambling
53
13407
University of Dayton Arena
13435
99.8%
12/29/2019
Big Ten
Maryland
84
Bryant
70
14777
XFinity Center
17950
82.3%
12/28/2019
Big Ten
Purdue
97
Central Michigan
62
14804
Mackey Arena
14804
100.0%
12/28/2019
The American
Memphis
97
New Orleans
55
15501
FedExForum
18119
85.6%
12/28/2019
Big East
Marquette
106
Central Arkansas
54
16242
Fiserv Forum
17500
92.8%
12/29/2019
Big Ten
Ohio State
59
West Virginia
67
16781
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
19432
86.4%
12/28/2019
Big East
Creighton
91
Midland
54
16914
CHI Health Center Omaha
18320
92.3%
12/28/2019
ACC
Syracuse
71
Niagara
57
18125
Carrier Dome
35446
51.1%
12/28/2019
SEC
Kentucky
78
Louisville
70
20437
Rupp Arena
23500
87.0%
12/28/2019
SEC
Tennessee
48
Wisconsin
68
21678
Thompson-Boling Arena
21678
100.0%

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