A total of 415,775 fans watched the Wildcats post a 16-2 mark in Rupp Arena during the 2012-13 season, culminating in a national-best average of 23,099. UK has averaged more than 23,000 fans per game in each of John Calipari's four seasons as head coach.
Since Rupp Arena opened for the 1976-77 season, UK has ranked either first or second in attendance every season. Only Syracuse has ranked ahead of Kentucky during that time.
The legendary facility will be home to several more high-profile games in 2013-14, including a matchup between the last two national champions -- Kentucky and Louisville -- on Dec. 28 and the return of ESPN's College GameDay on Feb. 15 in addition to the rest of the SEC schedule.