South Carolina’s basketball attendance this past season was something to cheer about.
The Gamecocks were one of 11 schools (out of 345) to finish in the Top 25 in attendance in both men’s and women’s basketball, according the NCAA figures released this week.
Frank Martin’s Gamecocks averaged a school-record 13,395 fans at home games during their historic run to the Final Four. That average was No. 21 nationally, and the total of 241,126 ranked 14th.
The USC women under Dawn Staley led the nation in attendance for the third-straight season, averaging 12,277 fans at Colonial Life Arena in the 2016-17 national championship season. The Gamecocks were the only women’s basketball program to average at least 10,000 fans.
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South Carolina hosted the highest attended regular season game in its Colonial Life Arena sellout 18,000 against Kentucky on Feb. 16, and played in the overall highest attended game of the season in the NCAA national championship game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, which had 19,229 fans.