Aug 14, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The NCAA announced its annual men's basketball Division I attendance leaders this morning and Purdue is once again among the national leaders.
Purdue drew 225,286 fans in its 19 home dates for an average of 11,857 fans per home game in 2012-13, which ranked 30th nationally. Purdue has ranked no lower than 36th nationally in attendance in each of the last eight seasons.
Kentucky led the nation by averaging 23,099 fans per contest.
It marked the 44th time in 46 seasons that Purdue averaged at least 11,000 fans per game. In 46 seasons of play at Mackey Arena, the Boilermakers own a 547-127 (.812) record, including a 111-23 (.828) record in eight seasons under head coach Matt Painter.
For the 37th consecutive year, the Big Ten Conference the Big Ten led all conferences with an average attendance of 13,114, which is over 2,400 more fans per game than the next-closest conference.
During the 2012-13 regular season, the Big Ten welcomed 2,937,630 fans over 224 games, which set the conference's all-time total attendance record for the second-straight season, and is the 21st straight year the conference eclipsed the two-million mark.
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