Lady Gamecocks Top NCAA Attendance

The South Carolina women’s basketball team led the NCAA in attendance for 2016-17.

imagesThe  South Carolina Gamecocks took home the national title, and were also the highest attended team in the country in 2016-17.

Per data released by the NCAA, South Carolina led the nation in women’s basketball attendance, averaging 12,277 per game. This marks the third consecutive season the Gamecocks have paced the country in average attendance.

South Carolina defeated Mississippi 67-55 in the title game this April.

The Gamecocks drew 196,431 people for their 16 home games. Its game against Kentucky on Feb. 2 saw a sellout crowd of 18,000 at Colonial Life Arena.

The Gamecocks were the only women’s team to average more than 10,000 fans per game last season. Tennessee finished second with an average attendance of 9,184 fans. Iowa State (9,106), UConn (8,888) and Louisville (8,256) completed the top five.


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