Kansas Men's Basketball Leads Conference in Home Attendance for 20th Straight Season

June 2, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. – For the 20th straight year, the University of Kansas men’s basketball team led its conference in home attendance as the NCAA recently released its 2005-06 attendance figures.

Kansas, the 2005-06 Big 12 regular-season co-champions and league tournament champs, averaged a sellout of 16,300 fans per game in its 16 home games at historic Allen Fieldhouse. The 16,300 average ranked 10th nationally, giving KU its 11th straight year in the NCAA Division I top 10.

Currently, Kansas has a string of 74 sellouts in Allen Fieldhouse dating back to the second game of the 2001-02 season.

Since 1977-78, Kansas men’s basketball has led its league in home attendance 25 times. Additionally, the Jayhawks have ranked in the NCAA Division I top 15 on 25 occasions during that span.

KU led the Big 12, followed by Texas which ranked 22nd nationally with a home attendance average of 13,024. Iowa State (11,895 average) was ranked 26th followed by No. 27 Oklahoma (11,805), No. 28 Oklahoma State (11,591), No. 48 Nebraska (9,417), No. 63 Missouri (8,369), No. 65 Texas A&M (8,133), No. 67 Kansas State (7,664), No. 71 Texas Tech (7,279) and No. 86 Baylor (6,357). Colorado averaged 5,018 which did not rank in the NCAA Division I top 100.