The Southeastern Conference led the nation in women's basketball attendance for the third consecutive season, with 966,639 fans passing through its turnstiles during home games and conference tournament action.
South Carolina led the nation in home attendance for the third straight season with 12,277 fans per game with Tennessee second in the nation at 9,184. Tennessee (1997-2002, 2004-2014) and South Carolina (2015-17) have led the nation in attendance in 20 of the last 21 seasons.
In total, eight SEC schools were ranked in the Top 50 for average home attendance with five listed in the Top 25: 1. South Carolina (12,277); 2. Tennessee (9,184); 7. Mississippi State (6,614); 14. Kentucky (5,213); 21. Texas A&M (4,262); 31. Missouri (3,251); 38. Georgia (2,935); 40. Vanderbilt (2,846).
In addition, Mississippi State was among the leaders in most improved attendance. The Bulldogs increased their average attendance by over 1,479 fans per game to land third in the list of ten. It's the second straight season MSU has landed on the most improved list.
In all-game attendance (home, road, neutral), South Carolina was first (323,036/37 games), Tennessee ranked fourth (222,332/32 games), Mississippi State was fifth (230,293/39 games), and Kentucky was eighth (177,447/33 games).