College basketball games draw 32.8 million fans

College basketball attendance across the three divisions has

decreased slightly to 32.8 million.

The NCAA announced Tuesday that it still ranks No. 5

all-time.

Division I schools drew 27.6 million fans, an increase of more

than 86,000 over the previous season.

Kentucky led the nation in average home attendance for the 15th

time in 16 years. The Wildcats averaged 23,603. Syracuse was second

at 22,312.

For the 35th consecutive year, the Big Ten led all conferences

in home attendance with 2.4 million.

Brigham Young had the nation’s biggest one-season increase,

4,685 per game. San Diego State was the only other school to have

an increase of more than 4,000 fans per game.

Overall attendance for the three divisions dropped by about 0.5

percent from 2009-10.