UConn ranks 40th in men’s basketball attendance for 2016

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(WTNH)–UConn men’s basketball fans probably think of themselves as more passionate than those of say, Kansas State. But, according to NCAA attendance figures released on Monday, that’s not necessarily the case.

The Huskies ranked 40th in the nation on the NCAA’s official list of attendance leaders this season, with 177,027 fans passing through the gates.

That comes out to an average of 10,413 per game, a figure that ranks behind such schools as Creighton, Nebraska, Tennessee, Alabama, New Mexico, Dayton, Illinois, Memphis, South Carolina, Kansas State, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, and West Virginia, just to name a few.

Of course, UConn’s Gampel Pavilion only holds 10,167 fans, and the XL Center in Hartford can host around 16,000. Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum, by contrast, can hold more than 12,000 fans. Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena has a capacity of over 15,000.

There’s no question that plays a major role in attendance figures, which aren’t the most accurate measurements in the world, either. Schools and teams regularly count the number of tickets sold (and given away to corporations, etc) instead of the number of fans that are actually in the seats.

Still, it’s interesting to see where UConn stands nationally.

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