The NCAA has released its national attendance leaders for men's basketball and the Big 12 is prominently listed among the best totals in the nation. For the first time in league history, all 12 conference squads were ranked among the top 80 nationally. It was the second straight campaign that all teams were listed in the top 100.
As a conference, the Big 12 drew more than two million fans for the fifth consecutive season. Prior to the current string, the Big 12 had never surpassed the plateau. The 2010-11 total of 2,368,326 fans was the second-best in the history of the Conference and just 6,601 less than the league record set in 2007-08.
Kansas led the Big 12 with an average of 16,436 fans, followed by Texas (No. 21, 13,669), Kansas State (No. 26, 12,652) and Iowa State (No. 28, 12,110). The four top 30 teams was tied for the second-most nationally of any conference.
NCAA men's basketball attendance for the 2010-11 season surpassed 32 million, the fifth-highest total in history. Division I attendance in 2011 was fourth all-time (27,626,165) and showed an increase of 86,706 fans from 2010.