KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the eighth straight season, and 14th out of the last 15, Tennessee led the NCAA in home attendance for women's basketball.
The Lady Vols averaged 12,599 people per game. Louisville followed with 10,859, and Connecticut was next at 9,788.
NCAA officials said attendance at Division I women's college basketball games set a record last season. Information released Tuesday revealed that 8,127,779 people attended Division I games during the 2010-2011 season, breaking the 2007-08 record by nearly 40,000. The average attendance last season was 1,642 per game.
The Big 12 led all conferences with an average of 4,720 per game. The Big Ten was second with 4,161 per game and the Southeastern Conference was third at 3,768.
Overall attendance for all three NCAA divisions was 11,159,837, falling 456 people short of the record set during the 2008-09 season.
(NewsChannel 5 and The Associated Press.)