"The Ducks averaged just 6,209 fans per home this season, ranking
seventh in the Pac-12. It was the lowest figure since 1992 when an
average of 5,819 fans attended games at McArthur Court. With Matthew
Knight Arena's capacity coming in at 12,364, the Ducks filled just 50.2
percent of the stadium on average -- ranking 163rd in NCAA Division I
men's basketball. Oregon's average attendance in 2013-14 was 7,782.
This all came during a season that saw Oregon achieve surprising
success. Oregon made its third consecutive NCAA Tournament after
finishing second in the Pac-12, but the team was plagued by
off-the-court issues prior to the season and returned a roster with few
"But even against marquee opponents like Wisconsin and
Marquette earlier this season, Florida men's basketball hasn't been a
hot ticket. Coming off back-to-back Elite Eight seasons, the Gators have
averaged 8,914 fans through six home dates in the 12,000-seat O'Connell
Those numbers account for paid attendance, not
actual fans in the seats. Obtained through an open records request,
Florida's average turnstile count for its first five home dates was
4,998. Florida had more than 6,000 fans in stands for both Marquette
(6,534) and Wisconsin (6,305). UF's low turnstile count was Nov. 20
against Savannah State (3,095).
I don't disagree with the premise about Michigan having disappointing attendance, but citing Oregon and Florida as teams with better attendance is misguided.