MSU among nation’s best in attendance

Vic Schaefer and the Bulldogs enjoyed a record season for attendance. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)

Vic Schaefer and the Bulldogs enjoyed a record season for attendance. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)

Another season attendance record has placed Mississippi State women’s basketball among the nation’s best in the final attendance rankings released by the NCAA Monday.

The Bulldogs set the program record for the second-straight year as 67,598 attended 18 games at Humphrey Coliseum, an average of 3,755 per game.

State wrapped the home slate with a 55-47 win against Ole Miss in front of a crowd of 7,326 that ranked as the largest ever to watch a women’s college basketball game in the state.

MSU’s average attendance improved by 1,435 from the 2013-14 campaign, the fourth-highest increase in the nation and second in the SEC.

State’s per-game average ranked 27th nationally and fifth in the SEC.

The record crowds that packed the Hump helped the Southeastern Conference lead the nation in attendance for the first time since 1984. The league schools drew 1,011,451 for the year, making it just the second conference in Division I history to eclipse 1 million fans.

(From MSU Media Relations)

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  • tupelojoe81

    they deserved it! Coach is doing a great job building a program.



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