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MIAA Leads Nation in Basketball Attendance

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For the 10th consecutive year the MIAA leads the nation in both men's and women's basketball attendance.

The Pittsburg State women, Missouri Southern women and Missouri Southern men were all ranked in the top 20 in the nation in attendance. The Gorilla women were #9 in the country in average attendance, bringing in more than 1,200 people per night for home games.

The Missouri Southern women were 19th in the country in average attendance, while the MSSU men were #15. The Lion men brought in more than 1,500 people per game at Leggett and Platt Athletic Center.

RELEASE FROM MISSOURI SOUTHERN ATHLETICS:

Indianapolis, Ind. -- The Missouri Southern men's and women's basketball programs were once again in the top 20 nationally in attendance as the NCAA released attendance figures this week for the 2017-18 season. 

The Southern men ranked 14th nationally in Division II, while the women ranked 18th. This marks the fourth-straight season the teams have both ranked in the top 20 nationally. Southern ranked 16th last year on the men's side and 11th on the women's side. 

The men were the fifth-ranked team in the MIAA behind Fort Hays State who was 6th, Washburn (7th), Nebraska-Kearney (8th) and Central Missouri (10th). The women were the sixth-ranked team behind FHSU (2nd), Emporia State (4th), Washburn (5th), Pittsburg State (9th) and Nebraska-Kearney (11th). 

This year, 18,359 fans walked throught the tournstiles for the men for an average of 1,530 per game. The Southern women saw 15,779 fans and an average of 986 per game. The MIAA led Division II in both men's and women's attendance figures as the league took that title for the 10th-straight year in both genders. 

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