Press Release Missouri Southern State University:
The MissouriSouthern men's basketball team once again ranks in the top 20 nationally inattendance as the Lions this year come in at No. 15 in all of DivisionII.
This is thethird season in a row for Southern to rank in the top 20 nationally as theLions were ranked 17th a season ago, averaging 1,923 fans per game. TheLions were ranked 18th nationally two seasons ago, averaging 1,801 fans pergame.
This year,22,680 fans came through the doors at the Leggett and Platt Athletic Center foran average of 1,745 per game. That total ranks fourth in the MIAA overall asCentral Missouri was fourth, while Washburn ranked seventh, and Fort Hays wastenth.
Overall, theMIAA again led all of Division II conferences, with an average of 1,369 fans pergame in the conference. It is the fourth-straight year for the league to takethe Division II attendance title as 254,543 fans watched MIAA basketball thisseason.
Emporia State(19th) and Missouri Western (21st) were the only other teams to rank in the top30 nationally.