Georgia basketball averaging 5,600 fans

Georgia head coach Mark Fox reacts in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia head coach Mark Fox reacts in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Georgia Bulldogs are playing some respectable basketball these days under fourth-year coach Mark Fox, having won three straight games and four of their last five.

That's assuming anybody cares.

Georgia's average attendance through 13 games at Stegeman Coliseum is 5,594, which is well off last season's average of 7,079. Barring a substantial upgrade in support, the Bulldogs are on pace to post their lowest home average since 1977-78, which predates the Hugh Durham era.

"You wish more people would attend, but it gets back to winning," athletic director Greg McGarity said. "If you're winning and having a level of success, then your crowds will be there. We've been playing better, but we've got to do a better job of performing as a program. Nobody knows that better than Mark Fox, trust me.

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Jakevol writes:

I'm sure their Football Progam is carrying them. It's just like most things, provide a good product and people will buy it. If not a good product they won't buy it.

CCLC writes:

in response to Jakevol:

I'm sure their Football Progam is carrying them. It's just like most things, provide a good product and people will buy it. If not a good product they won't buy it.

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