Big 12 women's basketball leads nation in attendance for sixth straight year
DALLAS -- Big 12 women’s basketball captured the NCAA conference attendance crown for the sixth straight year by totaling 937,611 fans for a 5,180 average during the 2004-05 season, the NCAA announced.
A conference has surpassed the 5,000-average plateau only six times in NCAA history and the Big 12 has five of those in consecutive years from 2001-05. The Big 12 also holds the NCAA records for total attendance (1,002,251 in 2002) and average (5,381 in 2004).
The University of Texas finished the year ranking No. 13 in home attendance average. Jody Conradt's Longhorns drew 95,360 fans at home, averaging 6,811 per game at the Erwin Center. Texas went 13-1 at home during its 22-9 campaign with a Big 12 regular season runner-up finish and a NCAA Tournament second round showing.
Since the NCAA started keeping attendance figures, Texas women's basketball has been ranked in the top 15 all 22 years, including being in the top 1O in 18 of the seasons.
All 12 conference schools were ranked in the Top 68 for home attendance average led by Texas Tech in third with 12,601 fans per game. Kansas State and Iowa State were also in the Top 10 rated eighth (7,606) and ninth (7,396) respectively. Baylor (12th), Texas (13th), Oklahoma (17th) and Nebraska (25th) were in the top 25.
In all-game attendance for 2004-05,
Texas Tech also ranked third for all-game attendance (home, road, neutral) with a cumulative total of 262,236 fans at 32 games. Baylor was seventh with 221,311 spectators at 36 contests while Texas was 10th with 200,536 at 31 outings.
2004-05 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Conference Attendance Leaders