The Big Ten announced Wednesday that the conference led the nation in men's basketball attendance for the 38th consecutive season, according to figures recently released by the NCAA.
The conference averaged 13,534 fans per game including all regular season home games and the six games in the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
During the year, the conference had a total attendance of more than 2.8 million fans. That's the 22nd year in a row the conference has passed the two-million mark.p>
One constant in attendance is that Indiana is carrying its fair share. The Hoosiers led the Big Ten and ranked sixth in the nation in attendance with an average of 17,359 fans per game. Wisconsin was second in the conference and seventh nationally with a 17,104 average and Ohio State was eighth in the nation at 16,474.
Six other Big Ten school ranked in the top 25 in average attendance including No. 13 Nebraska (15,419), No. 15 Illinois (15,246), No. 17 Iowa (14,976), No. 18 Michigan State (14,797), No. 23 Purdue (12,738) and No. 24 Michigan (12,698).