Kentucky basketball led NCAA in average attendance in 2016

In recent years, the Kentucky basketball program has been among the most dominant in the NCAA thanks to head coach John Calipari consistently bringing in top recruiting classes.

The excitement and buzz surrounding the program has led to an incredible turnout on a game-by-game basis for the Wildcats at Rupp Arena.

According to a release from the NCAA on Wednesday morning, Kentucky led the nation in average attendance for the first time since 2013. Kentucky averaged 23,361 fans per game. That was nearly two thousand more fans per game than second-place attendance finisher Syracuse, who had led the nation in attendance the previous two years.

Rounding out the top five was three ACC programs — Louisville, North Carolina and Maryland.

The top 25 in average attendance can be seen below:

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Let’s see if the Kentucky fans show up in big numbers again during the 2016-17 season.

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