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SEC women's basketball leads nation in attendance

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The Southeastern Conference led the nation in women's basketball attendance for the fourth consecutive season, with 1,035,689 fans passing through its turnstiles during home games and conference tournament action.

South Carolina led the nation in home attendance for the fourth straight season with 13,239 fans per game with Tennessee fourth in the nation at 8,778. Tennessee (1997-2002, 2004-2014) and South Carolina (2015-18) have led the nation in attendance in 21 of the last 22 seasons.

In total, nine SEC schools were ranked in the Top 50 for average home attendance with five listed in the Top 25: 1. South Carolina (13,239); 4. Tennessee (8,778); 7. Mississippi State (7,439); 15. Kentucky (5,187); 21. Missouri (4,366); 26. Texas A&M (3,960); 30. Georgia (3,426); 41. Ole Miss (2,970); 45. Vanderbilt (2,847).

In addition, four SEC teams were among the leaders in most improved attendance. The Rebels increased their average attendance by over 1,293 fans per game to land second in the list of 25. Missouri (6th - increase of 1,116), South Carolina (10th - increase of 962) and Mississippi State (12th - increase of 799) were also in the Top 25.

In all-game attendance (home, road, neutral), South Carolina was first (332,328/36 games), Tennessee ranked third (230,503/33 games), Mississippi State was fifth (252,380/39 games), Kentucky was 11th (147,477 33 games), Texas A&M ranked 16th (152,182/36 games), Missouri was 24th (117,740/32 games), and Georgia landed at 25th (120,869/33 games).