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U of L third nationally in attendance

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Kentucky, Syracuse and Louisville topped the college basketball world in attendance for the 90th straight year, as U of L finished third in the nation despite averaging over 1,000 fans more per game than Freedom Hall is supposed to hold. 

Here are the final numbers:

DIV. I

  School G Total Avg
1, Kentucky 18 433,989 24,111
2. Syracuse 19 420,890 22,152
3. Louisville 19 368,537 19,397
4. Tennessee 16 306,680 19,168
5. North Carolina 19 337,934 17,786
6. Wisconsin 17 292,910 17,230
7. Maryland 16 268,673 16,792
8. Memphis 20 329,968 16,498
9. Kansas 19 312,230 16,433
10. Marquette 17 265,484 15,617

The Big East wound up with three schools in the top ten, and finished with 3,138,877 fans attending its teams' games. The mark was the second highest total ever, surpassed only by the league's mark 3,259,922 in 2007. 

Here's the release