Iowa State 16th nationally in MBB attendance in 2016-17

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communcations.

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team again finished among the nation’s top teams in average attendance. ISU was 16th nationally among Division I men’s basketball programs in 2016-17.

The Cyclones, who ranked among the nation’s top-30 for the eighth consecutive season, averaged 14,275 fans per home game, a slight increase from the previous season (14,270). ISU filled Hilton Coliseum at 99.2 percent capacity over the course of the season.

The 2016-17 season marked the sixth time in school history and the fourth time in as many seasons that ISU has averaged more than 14,000 fans per game.

The Cyclones were second among Big 12 schools in average home attendance. In all games, Iowa State played in front of 443,105 fans.

Iowa State is 72-8 at home the last five seasons, with 59 sellouts in that stretch.

The Big 12 Conference Championship in Kansas City, Mo., which Iowa State won for the third time in four years, led all Division I conferences with an average of 18,972 fans per session.

2017 Division I Basketball Attendance Leaders (By Average)
1. Kentucky – 23,461
2. Syracuse – 21,181
3. Louisville – 20,846
4. North Carolina – 18,067
5. Creighton – 17,412
6. Wisconsin – 17,286
7. Maryland – 16,628
8. Kansas – 16,395
9. Indiana – 16,363
10. North Carolina State – 15,906
11. Nebraska – 15,427
12. Arkansas – 15,247
13. Michigan State – 14,797
14. BYU – 14,476
15. Arizona – 14,410
16. Iowa State – 14,275
17. Virginia – 14,245
18. Purdue – 13,819
19. Marquette – 13,715
20. Tennessee – 13,636

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.