Basketball

The numbers are in: Cyclone hoops ranked 15th in attendance last year

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. 

AMES, Iowa – For the 10th consecutive season the Iowa State men’s basketball program ranked among the nation’s top-30 teams in attendance, finishing the 2018-19 season ranked No. 15. The Cyclones ranked among the top-two Big 12 schools for the eighth consecutive season. 

The Cyclones averaged 14,099 fans per contest, filling Hilton Coliseum at more than 98 percent of capacity for the season. 

The 2018-19 season marked the eighth consecutive season that Iowa State has averaged 14,000 fans per game, proving once again that Hilton Magic is alive and well.

Iowa State has posted 72 sellouts in the last seven seasons. In the last eight seasons, the Cyclones have a .838 winning percentage at home.

2019 Attendance Leaders (By Average)

1.       Syracuse – 21,992

2.       Kentucky – 21,695

3.       North Carolina – 19,715

4.       Tennessee – 19,034

5.       Wisconsin – 17,170

6.       Louisville – 16,601

7.       Kansas – 16,236

8.       Creighton – 15,980

9.       Marquette – 15,611

10.   Nebraska – 15,341

11.   Arkansas – 15,278

12.   Indiana – 15,206

13.   Michigan State – 14,797

14.   Purdue – 14,467

15.   Iowa State – 14,099

16.   Virginia – 14,087

17.   Memphis – 14,065

18.   Maryland – 14,009

19.   Ohio State – 13,922

20.   NC State – 13,897

Chris Williams

administrator

Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.