[ATTENDANCE WATCH] With five weeks to go before the men's regular season ends, seven teams, led by UC San Barbara (5,033), are averaging more than 3,000 fans a game, 12 teams, including four from the ACC, are averaging more than 2,000 a game, and five conferences, led by the ACC (1,844), are averaging more than 1,000 fans a game.
Most impressive is the fact that 10 of the 12 teams averaging more than 2,000 a game -- all but UC Santa Barbara, which finished with an NCAA record average of 5,873 last season, and New Mexico -- have seen their average attendance increase over last season's final average.
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2011 Top average attendance (men's teams)
5,033 UC Santa Barbara
4,194 Saint Louis
2,322 New Mexico
2,156 Wake Forest
2,011 North Carolina
2011 Top average attendance (men's conferences)
1,483 Big West
1,123 Big East
1,062 Missouri Valley
2011 Top Men's Crowds
|13,772||1. UC Santa Barbara-San Diego
|7,423||3. Clemson-South Carolina|
|5,819||5. Akron-Ohio State|
|5,568||7. Saint Louis-Missouri State|
|5,417||9. UC Santa Barbara-UC Irvine|
|5,241||10. Akron-Cleveland State|