Men’s basketball: College ranks 12th in nation in attendance improvement

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After a season that saw William and Mary defeat two ACC schools and make a trip to the NIT for the second time in history, the College’s average attendance increased by 1,266 fans from 2009, according to statistics released by the NCAA Thursday. The Tribe played in front of an average home crowd of 3,144 fans, up from 1,879 the year before. The increase was the 12th highest in the nation, and was a 40 percent jump.

The College still ranked below the CAA average of 3,573 fans. The conference ranked 12th nationally in average attendance, with Old Dominion leading the league with 6,995 fans per game.

The Tribe’s numbers were aided by a record crowd of 7,686 that saw the squad fall to Old Dominion 58-55 on Jan. 23. 3,882 also saw the College defeat Northeastern on Feb. 24.

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