The NCAA released their 2014-15 basketball attendance figures on Monday morning and the Fighting Illini checked in at No. 15 on the list with a total of 234,435 fans, which equates to an average of 14,652 average per game. Illinois went 14-2 in Champaign this past season--their only home losses were at the hands of Indiana and Michigan State.
The Big Ten led the nation in average attendance for the 39th consecutive year with an average of 12,781 fans per game. Here are the figures for each school (click here to view entire national rankings):
Thanks to the additions of Maryland and Rutgers, the Big Ten's total attendance figure of 3,195,137 is the second-highest of any conference in history; The all-time record of 3,259,992 was set by the 16-team Big East Conference in 2006-07.