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Iowa State finishes 16th in men’s basketball attendance

Iowa State ranked among the nation’s leaders in attendance for the seventh year in a row during the 2015-16 season. Hilton Coliseum had the 16th highest average attendance among Division I men’s basketball programs.

The Cyclones averaged 14,270 fans per game, filling the arena at 99.21 percent capacit throughout the season.

They finished the year with a 14-2 home record, and they’re 76-7 at home in the last five seasons.

It comes as no surprise that Kentucky was the nation’s leader in attendance again with 23,362 fans per game. Syracuse, Louisville, North Carolina and Maryland rounded out the top-five, all with average attendances of more than 17,500.

Kansas, No. 9, was the only other Big 12 team inside the top-20 with 16,436 fans per game. Iowa was 19th with 13,385 fans per game.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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