Eight noteworthy figures from the NCAA’s annual attendance report

It should come as no surprise which teams were among the national leaders in attendance for the 2011-12 college basketball season.

For the seventh straight season and 16th time in 17 years, Kentucky led the nation in average home attendance at 23,721 fans per game. Syracuse and Louisville were second and third, just as they were the past two years.

Overall attendance for all three NCAA divisions in 2011-12 ranked fifth all-time, less than two percent shy of the record set in 2008. Here's a look at some other attendance figures that stood out from the NCAA's attendance report:

Highest per game attendance: 1. Kentucky (23,721), 2. Syracuse (23,618), 3. Louisville (21,503)

Lowest per game attendance: 1. Chicago State (429), 2. NJIT (461) 3. Colgate (545)

Highest per-game attendance among non-BCS-conference schools: 1. Creighton (16,665), 2. Memphis (16,234), 3. BYU (15,224)

Lowest per-game attendance among BCS-conference schools: 1. South Florida (3,849), 2. Miami (3,936), 3. USC (3,970)

Highest per-game attendance among non-Division I schools: 1. Northern State (3,382), 2. Hope (3,259), 3. Midwestern State (3,094)

Largest average attendance increase from last year: 1. Creighton (+3,157), 2. Mississippi State (+2,309), 3. Temple (+2,239)

Best average attendance per conference: 1. Big Ten (12,868), 2. Southeastern (11,513), 3. Big 12 (11,057)

Best average attendance per non-BCS conference: 1. Mountain West (7,800), 2. Missouri Valley (7,064), 3. Atlantic 10 (5,556)

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