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Illinois Basketball ranks No. 15 nationally in 2014-15 attendance

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Illinois checks in at No. 15 nationally and No. 5 in the Big Ten for 2014-15 attendance.

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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):

Rank School Games Total Average
5 Wisconsin 16 276,464 17,279
8 Indiana 19 309,477 16,288
10 Nebraska 16 249,101 15,569
14 Michigan St. 16 236,752 14,797
15 Illinois 16 234,435 14,652
16 Ohio St. 20 292,968 14,648
20 Iowa 18 253,817 14,101
25 Maryland 19 241,197 12,695
28 Michigan 18 221,690 12,316
29 Minnesota 18 219,389 12,188
32 Purdue 17 195,884 11,523
56 Penn St. 16 128,701 8,044
72 Northwestern 18 124,451 6,914
91 Rutgers 16 92,315 5,770

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.

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