Bulldogs Rank Ninth Nationally in Attendance Increase
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April 27, 2011

ATHENS ---- The University of Georgia men's basketball program reported an increase in average home attendance of 1,416 fans from 2010 to the most recently completed season.  That increase ranks ninth among all NCAA Division I programs, according to the season's-end attendance report released Wednesday by the NCAA.

 

Georgia drew 131,998 fans to 16 home dates during the 2010-11 season for a per-game average of 8,250.  Average attendance in the previous year was 6,834.  The Bulldogs were the only Southeastern Conference school to rank among the nation's top 20 in this category.  Of the eight schools listed ahead of Georgia, seven played in the postseason, including the top four:  BYU, San Diego State, Louisville and St. John's.

 

"This is a testament to how great our fans were all season long," Georgia coach Mark Fox said.  "We enjoyed a terrific home-court advantage this year.  The fans came out in big numbers and supported us with tremendous enthusiasm.  I look forward to building an even greater following at home in the years to come."

 

Georgia finished the 2011 season with a 21-12 record and played in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001.  The Bulldogs enjoyed four consecutive sellouts at home for the first time in seven seasons.

 

Additionally, the SEC ranked third nationally with a per-game average attendance of 11,187 fans.

 

The full NCAA men's basketball attendance report can be found at the following website:

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/pdfs/2011/2011+ncaa+mens+basketball+attendance+full+report

 

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