uk basketball1 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/16/13) – For the eighth straight season and the 17th time in the last 18 years, the Big Blue Nation showed that its appetite for basketball cannot be matched as Kentucky claimed the 2013 Division I basketball attendance title.
 
A total of 415,775 fans watched the Cats post a 16-2 mark in Rupp Arena during the 2012-13 season, culminating in a national best average of 23,099.
 
The number marked the fourth straight year in the John Calipari era that UK has averaged more than 23,000 fans.
 
UK edged Syracuse (22,439), Louisville (21,571), North Carolina (19,350) and Indiana (17,412) for the top spot. Rounding out the top 10 were Creighton, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Ohio State and Kansas.
 
Since Rupp Arena opened for the 1976-77 season, UK has ranked either first or second in attendance every season. Only Syracuse has ranked ahead of Kentucky during that time.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by John Hayden (UK Athletics)

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – July 29, 2015

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/29/15) — The above photos are local fugitives that are currently being sought by local… Read More

Yeti Spotted at Hanson Pharmacy

HANSON, Ky. (7/29/15) — Yes, Yeti coolers, tumblers, hats, T-shirts and accessories are now available at authorized… Read More
1 DOW 17,751.39
+121.12 (0.69%)    
2 S&P 2,108.57
+15.32 (0.73%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,111.73
+22.53 (0.44%)    

Most Read This Week

July 23, 2015 14738

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 5177

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 22, 2015 4436

No. 9 Steakhouse Suffers Fire; Owners Vow to…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 4406

Woman Accused of Striking Juvenile with Metal Belt

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3636

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19517

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15660

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 28, 2015 2013

Hanson Youth Wins Soap Box Derby World…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1847

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1544

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1488

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1297

Bud's Gun Shop to Re-Open Uncle Lee's

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1164

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1112

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1057

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1049

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 832

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by SurfKY News