Tennessee ranked among the top 10 in men’s college basketball attendance for the eighth straight year in 2012-13 and saw a slight increase in ticket sales.
According to the newly released NCAA attendance report, the Vols ranked No. 8 nationally among all men’s programs last season. Though UT’s overall rank dropped for the fourth straight year, the program saw average attendance at Thompson-Boling Arena rise from 16,543 per game to 16,635 last season.
UT drew 282,794 total fans.
The Vols averaged 19,895 fans per game from 2007 through 2010, ranking fourth nationally in attendance each year. Since then, that figure dropped to 18,952 (fifth) in 2011 and 16,543 (seventh) in 2012.
The 2012-13 top-10 is comprised of Kentucky (23,099 per game), Syracuse (22,439), Louisville (21,571), North Carolina (19,350), Indiana (17,412), Creighton (17,155), Wisconsin (16,843), Tennessee (16,635), Ohio St. (16,524) and Kansas (16,438).
Kentucky led the country in attendance for the seventh straight year and 17th time in the past 18 seasons.