Nevada Ranked 5th In Attendance Increase Last Season

Nevada Ranked 5th In Attendance Increase Last Season

As the Nevada basketball program continues to propel itself into the upper echelon of programs in the nation, fans in the area continue to take notice. In a recent report published by the NCAA, it was found that Nevada average fan attendance increased by more than 2,000 per game up to a grand total of nearly 9,000 over the course of the 2016-17 season. This 26.5% increase was the largest such increase among mid-major programs and fifth largest in all of Division I Basketball.

This is the second consecutive year that Nevada has increased average fan attendance. Not only that, this is the second consecutive year that this increase has been large enough to place in the top 22 nationally. Nevada was the only mid-major school to see these type of increases over the last two years and one of only three programs in the whole nation to achieve this feat. 

In addition, Nevada’s overall attendance was the 6th highest among all mid-major programs and ranked in the top 15% nationally, ahead of noted programs Connecticut, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Florida St., and several other Power 5 conference schools. 

“It has been so much fun watching the excitement grow in this community,” Musselman said. “It is so important for us to continue to make Nevada one of the toughest places to play in the nation, and the fans play the largest role in making that happen. We look forward to the upcoming year and hope the Wolf Pack faithful will continue to come out and show their support.” 

"The atmosphere in Lawlor was amazing last year. The energy and support were like nothing I've ever seen. I think this year will be even better," Said junior Jordan Caroline.

In addition, Nevada’s overall attendance ranked in the top 15% nationally, ahead of noted programs Connecticut, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Florida St., and several other Power 5 conference schools. 

 

NCAA Attendance Report: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_basketball_RB/Reports/attend/2017.pdf

Mid-Major Specific Report: https://www.midmajormadness.com/2017/8/8/16115628/ncaa-attendance-numbers-byu-dayton-nevada-mid-majors

 


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