SEC Leads in Women?s Basketball Attendance
Birmingham, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference led the nation in women’s basketball attendance for the second consecutive season, setting an all-time attendance high for any conference with 1,108,511 fans passing through its turnstiles during home games and conference tournament action. The SEC and the Big 12 Conference remain the only two conferences to host more than 1 million fans during the course of a season.
LSU averaged 2,858 fans in its 13 home games at the Maravich Center in 2015-16, ranking 40th nationally out of 344 teams (top 12 percent). In total, 11 SEC schools were ranked in the Top 50 for average home attendance with five listed in the Top 25.
The University of South Carolina led the nation in home attendance for the second straight season with 14,364 fans per game. Tennessee was second in the nation at 10,412.
In addition, three SEC teams were among the leaders in most improved attendance, including Missouri, South Carolina and Mississippi State.