The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team had the highest average season attendance during the 2016-17 season among all Big Ten universites.

With an average of 17,286 fans attending a game at the Kohl Center, Wisconsin ranked the sixth highest university overall, with Kentucky, Syracuse, Louisville, North Carolina and Creighton filling out the top five.

The Badgers hosted 18 home games in the 2016-17 regular season, with 15 of those games ending in wins and three ending in a loss.

The Big Ten was also one of the only divisions in which the average attendance at each game across all universities was greater than 11,000. The overall attendance for all Big Ten games was 1,628,102, which is the third year in a row that number has been above 1.6 million.

The remainder of the Big Ten are as follows:

Maryland —16,628

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Indiana —16,363

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Nebraska —15,427

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Michigan State  —14,797

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Iowa — 13,835

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Purdue — 13,662

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Illinois — 12,723

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Ohio State — 12,283

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Michigan — 11,611

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Minnesota — 10,706

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