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Tennessee basketball ranks inside top ten nationally in attendance numbers

Good numbers for both the men and women.

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Tennessee’s post-season basketball results didn’t go as planned. Both the men and the women were upset in the second round, ending their stay in the NCAA Tournament all too soon.

However, at least on the men’s side, Tennessee returned to the national picture. Rick Barnes’ squad climbed as high as No. 13 in the AP Poll and earned a three-seed in the NCAA Tournament. That success was reflected in the attendance numbers. Tennessee ranked 8th in the country in that category, according to this graphic released by Tennessee.

Unsurprisingly, Tennessee ranked 4th on the women’s side. Only Louisville and Tennessee were inside the top ten on both the men’s and women’s side.

Tennessee averaged over 16,200 fans at each home men’s game, which was up from 13,600 during the 2016-17 season.

Tennessee averaged over 8,700 fans for each women’s game.

Following a 26-9 season for the men, they should see their attendance numbers jump once again as Rick Barnes is likely set to return all but one player from his roster last year. It’s not too crazy to think that Tennessee could be a top ten program heading into next season, assuming all goes to plan over the offseason.