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UK leads nation in basketball attendance

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA says Division I men's basketball
teams drew more than 27 million fans last season, the
fourth-highest total in history but a slight decrease over the
previous season.
The top five teams were Kentucky, Syracuse, Louisville,
Tennessee and North Carolina. Either Kentucky or Syracuse has
finished No. 1 in home attendance for the last 34 seasons.
With 334 teams playing 5,251 games, both records, Division I
schools had a total attendance of 27,539,459 - down 227,652, or 133
per game, from 2008-09.
The Big Ten led the nation in attendance for the 34th straight
year, averaging 12,591 per game.
When numbers from Division II and III are included, more than 32
million fans attended an NCAA basketball game last season, also No.
4 all-time.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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