IU Finishes With Ninth-Highest Average Attendance Nationally In 2016-17

Stu Jackson, Staff Writer
The Hoosier

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Indiana annually boasts having one of the best home court advantages in college basketball, and last year was no different.

According to NCAA statistics published April 4, IU finished with the ninth-highest average attendance nationally during the 2016-17 season with 16,364 fans per home game.

Additionally, the program finished with the sixth-highest cumulative attendance with 294,549 fans filing into into Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall over the course of the 18 home games played there.

Among Big Ten teams, IU ranked third in average attendance behind Maryland and Wisconsin. The Terrapins averaged 16,628 fans per home game at the Xfinity Center, while the Badgers hosted a conference-best 17,286 per game at the Kohl Center. Maryland, like Indiana, played 18 homes last season, while Wisconsin played 17.

However, in cumulative attendance, Indiana finished second to Maryland, which saw 299,306 fans come through the turnstiles in College Park.

You can view the full attendance statistics report from the NCAA here.

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