The final figures have been tallied and released by the NCAA, and the Big 12 has come in strong in yet another year in overall attendane for its men’s basketball programs. It is a mark that shows that if a product is good, fans will definitely support it.
From the release, “Kansas led the Big 12 with an average of 16,445 fans, placing No. 10 nationally. The Jayhawks were followed by Iowa State at No. 24, Kansas State at No. 25 and Texas at No. 30. Rounding out the league rankings were Missouri (32), Oklahoma State (43), Texas Tech (49), Oklahoma (53), Baylor (62) and Texas A&M (71).”
It’s surprising to see a team like Baylor which was ranked in the top ten most of the season to end up so low in the rankings. The same can be said for Missouri, who featured a top five squad for much of the year yet placed lower among national rankings. That said, nothing beats men’s basketball in Lawrence and KU’s showing continues to make Allen Fieldhouse among the top places to play in the country.