June 16, 1997
Lady Raider Home Attendance Ranked Fourth in Nation
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Home attendance for the Lady Raider basketball team was the fourth best in the nation and tops in the Big 12 Conference this season.
The Lady Raiders drew an average of 7,876 fans per game. It marks the fourth consecutive season that the Lady Raiders have drawn over 7,000 fans per game and the sixth consecutive season that Lady Raider home attendance has been ranked among the top ten in the nation. Tennessee took the top spot, followed by Connecticut and Wisconsin.
Texas Tech also finished fourth nationally in total attendance with 166,396 fans attending games at home, on the road, or at neutral sites. Tennessee grabbed the top spot, while Connecticut and Stanford finished second and third.
Among Big 12 schools the Lady Raiders were once again on top. Tech's per home game average edged out the University of Texas which finished fifth with 7,467 fans per game.
As a conference, the Big 12 finished second in the nation for total attendance. The Conference drew 523,597 total spectators which averaged out to 3,272 fans per game. The Big Ten Conference was ranked number one with 544,779 total attendance and 4,127 per game.
The total attendance for Women's Division I basketball climbed to a record high 4,522,051. The mark bettered the 1995-96 total by 761,111.
Big 12 Women's Basketball Home Attendance Rankings School Total Average 4. Texas Tech 110,270 7,876 5. Texas 111,990 7,467 22. Colorado 51,426 3,428 23. Nebraska 47,340 3,381 30. Kansas St. 34,353 2,863 34. Kansas 41,887 2,618 44. Oklahoma St. 22,489 2,044 45. Oklahoma 18,085 2,009 47. Baylor 22,326 1,861 53. Iowa State 21,949 1,688 58. Texas A&M 23,287 1,552