The Kentucky Wildcats didn't win the NCAA tournament, but they are champions at the turnstiles this season thanks to Ashley Judd, Drake and the rest of the Big Blue Nation. According to the NCAA, the school led the nation once again in attendance.
For 14 of the last 15 seasons and the fifth straight year, Kentucky led the nation in home attendance average at 24,111 fans per game. Syracuse was second at 22,152. One of those two schools has led the nation in each of the past 34 seasons. Kentucky’s total home attendance of 433,989 was the best for a school since 1993.
For all-game attendance – including home, road and neutral-site games – Kentucky was tops as 724,145 fans watched the Wildcats over 38 games. Ten teams played in front more than a half million fans this season.