Kansas Leads Conference Men's Basketball Home Attendance for 25th-Straight Year

April 29, 2011

Kansas men’s basketball has numerous current streaks and for the 25th-consecutive year the Jayhawks have led their conference in home attendance as the NCAA announced its final attendance figures for the 2010-11 season.

Dating back to the 1986-87 season, Kansas has led the Big Eight/Big 12 in men’s basketball home attendance. This past season, KU averaged 16,436 fans per home contest, which ranked ninth nationally. This average included 17 games in historic Allen Fieldhouse with a home average of 16,300 and one game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City which had 18,756 fans witness KU defeat Colorado State in the M&I Bank Kansas City Shootout on Dec. 11, 2010. The event is part of the KU home ticket package, hence is added to the home attendance average. KU has led its conference in home attendance average for 30 of the last 34 seasons dating back to 1977-78.

Since the 1977-78 season, the Jayhawks have ranked in the NCAA Division I top 10 on 17 occasions and 30 times in the top 15.

For all games (home-away-neutral), Kansas ranked sixth in 2010-11 with 559,203 fans attending contests, also first in the Big 12. As a league, the Big 12 ranked fourth in home attendance with an average 10,716 fans.

Here are some of KU men’s basketball current impressive/mindboggling streaks:

–Kansas has led its conference in home attendance each of the last 25 seasons, dating back to 1986-87.

–Since 2004-05, the Jayhawks have won seven-straight Big 12 regular-season titles.

–KU has sold out of 164 consecutive games in Allen Fieldhouse, which started the second game of the 2001-02 season.

–Kansas’ 22 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, from 1990-2011, is the nation’s active longest streak.

–KU has won 23 or more games each of the last 22 seasons dating back to 1988-89.

–Kansas has won 10 or more conference games the last 17 seasons, starting in 1994-95.

–Each KU four-year senior has won at least 100 games for his career since the 1986-87 season, a span of 25 years. Last season, KU fourth-year senior Tyrel Reed went 132-17 for his career, which tied for the second best four-year victory mark in NCAA Division I history – Duke (133-15, 1998-2001), KANSAS (132-17, 2008-11), Duke (132-15, 1999-2002), Kentucky (132-16, 1995-98), Kentucky (132-20, 1996-99), KANSAS (130-19, 2007-10), Kentucky (130-10, 1946-49), UNLV (129-21, 1987-90).