Tigers Basketball Ranks 11th In Nation In 2012-13 Attendance
Aug 16, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --Josh Pastner has said repeatedly that he will put Tiger Nation up against any other college basketball fan base in the country, and the NCAA Division I hoops attendance figures for the 2012-13 season released Friday prove the University of Memphis head coach correct.
For the eighth-straight season and 12 of the last 13 years, Memphis ranked in the top-20 in home attendance in NCAA Division I basketball. The Tigers' 2012-13 home attendance average was 16,336, which was No. 11 in the nation. In 2011-12, Memphis also ranked 11th in the nation in home attendance.
Of the 10 schools ahead of Memphis in the 2012-13 rankings, six have arena capacities more than FedExForum, including five of over 20,000.
Memphis played 18 home dates at FedExForum in 2012-13 and had 17-1 home record in those contests. For all 36 games (home/away/neutral), the Tigers ranked No. 22 in the nation with a total attendance of 444,916 (12,359 average).
It is the sixth-consecutive year Memphis ranked in the NCAA Division I top-15 in home attendance. The Tigers were eighth in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11, 10th in 2007-08 and 11th in 2011-12 and 2012-13. Memphis also finished in the top-15 in home attendance in 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2005-06.
At some point in the 2013-14 season, Memphis will hit the 4 million mark in home attendance for the 21st century, which includes games at both The Pyramid and FedExForum. Since the 2000-01 season, nearly 3.95 million fans have watched the Tigers play in person.
The 2013-14 campaign will be the Tigers' 10th season at FedExForum.