NCAA Basketball Week 15: Only 200 Show Up For Game Shown on ESPN3

For the second straight week, the Purdue Boilermakers have sent home the highest number of disappointed fans. With last week’s win at Maryland and this week’s at Indiana, the Boilermakers have not been a welcome sight in the Big Ten. But on the bottom of the attendance, this week also had the first sub-300 attended game …

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NCAA Week 11 Attendance: School Is Back In Session, But Some Arenas Still Drawing <5%

School is back in session and with it, attendances have increased to their non-break levels. Overall attendance was up 18% this week, with only two games played with fewer than 300 in the crowd. Even with that, two games played with fewer than 5% of seats occupied this week, our #1 game of the week …

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WCC, MVC, MAAC, Big South Conference Championship Preview

Editor note: This continues a series of conference tournament previews for the worst conferences in college basketball. Every day we will preview the conference tournaments for the non “Power” conferences that will begin on that day. Today we have the West Coast Conference, Missouri Valley, MAAC, and Big South. With apologies to the former USSR, here is the …

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Point Distribution by Conference in NCAA Basketball, or “How Terrible the SWAC is in One Graph”

With the new shot clock rules in the NCAA this season, as expected, scoring has increased dramatically. Everyone knows that. Here are the charts that show it:     Similar in distribution, but with a shift of about 10-12%. Given that the shot clock was reduced by 14%, this is what we’d expect.  There’s no …

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NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 14: The Best and Worst of the Week

Numbers have somewhat bounced back this week after the winter storm that shook the east coast a couple of weeks ago, overall average attendance is slightly up this week.  Where the attendance changes are mostly seen are on the bottom of the list, however, as fewer teams drew sub 1000 compared to last week (only 16 this week, …

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