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Iowa ranks fifth nationally in average attendance increase

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The Iowa's men's basketball team enjoyed the nation's highest home attendance increase among teams that failed to reach the NCAA tournament.  

The Hawkeyes ranked fifth in the country with a boost of 2,085 fans per home game in 2010-11. That  trails only BYU, San Diego State, Louisville and St. John's, all of whom made the NCAA tournament. 

Iowa didn't have far to go, though. The Hawkeyes drew just 9,550 fans a game in 2009-10, by far their lowest average attendance since Carver-Hawkeye Arena opened in 1983. 

Iowa ranked 31st in the nation in with 11,635 fans per game, despite finishing 11-20.

 

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