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FHSU Men’s Basketball Among Tops in Division II Attendance

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Victor E. Tiger1The Fort Hays State men’s basketball team ranked in the top 10 in attendance among the nearly 300 NCAA Division II basketball playing schools. The Tigers drew an average of 2,268 fans to their 15 home games during the 2012-13 season and ranked 10th nationally.

The Tigers were among six MIAA teams in the top 30 nationally led by Central Missouri who ranked fourth at 2,561 and Washburn who was seventh at 2.401. As a conference the MIAA led all of Division II in attendance at 254,543 fans to the 186 games, averaging 1,369 fans per game. The MIAA’s total attendance was better than 10 NCAA Division I conferences.

Rank  Division II             G/S    Attendance  Avg.
1.       Northern St.           17      54,383           3,199
2.       Dixie St.                12      34,818           2,902
3.       Midwestern St.       12      31,600           2,633
4.       Central Mo.            13      33,297           2,561
5.       Ky. Wesleyan         18      44,780          2,488
6.       Augustana (SD)      16      39,132          2,446
7.       Washburn              13      31,210          2,401
8.       Grand Canyon        16      38,330          2,396
9.       Elizabeth City St.   14      32,577          2,327
10.      Fort Hays St.         15      34,015         2,268
11.      Drury                     17      32,068        1,886
12.      Benedict                13      23,636        1,818
13.      Bellarmine              15      26,803        1,787
14.      West Ga.               14      24,665        1,762
15.      Mo. Southern St.    13      22,680        1,745
16.      SW Minn. State      12      20,498        1,708
17.      Tarleton St.            17      28,796        1,694
18.      St. Cloud St.          14      23,613        1,687
19.      Emporia St.            13      21,818        1,678
20.      UNC Pembroke       14      23,401        1,672
21.      Mo. Western St.     13      21,520        1,655
22.      S.C. Aiken              17      28,014        1,648
23.      Winston-Salem       13      21,255        1,635
24.      Indiana (PA)            18      28,565        1,587
25.      Tuskegee                 9      14,156        1,573
26.      Minn. St. Mankato   18      27,913        1,551
27.      Southern Ind.           15      22,800        1,520
28.      Fairmont St.            13      19,503        1,500
29.      Virginia Union          12      17,925        1,494
30.      Winona St.              15      22,182        1,479

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