Basketball Sets Attendance Records

April 13, 2018

DENTON — The North Texas women’s basketball team set a program record in attendance this season and the men saw a considerable increase from the previous year.

Last season, the Mean Green women posted a 17-14 record and had an average attendance of 1,157 and a record-setting 17,355 total fans at their 15 home games. In their Nov. 29 victory over SMU at home, the Mean Green hosted a record-setting 3,243 fans, just edging out their 2004 home matchup against the No.4 ranked Texas Longhorns.

The women’s average attendance was an 18.3 percent increase from the 2016-17 season. In each season under head coach Jalie Mitchell, UNT has seen an increase in attendance. In 2014-15, the year before Mitchell arrived to Denton, UNT had an average home attendance just above 800.

On the men’s side in head coach Grant McCasland's first season at the helm, attendance grew by 27 percent, finishing their College Basketball Invitational championship season with average attendance of 2,644. The largest home crowd in the Super Pit this season was when 6,291 fans witnessed the team cut down the nets and claim the CBI championship.

Both the men and women saw significant increases in season tickets. The men’s grew by 23.71 percent and the women increased by 18.93 percent.

Group sale tickets increased by an immense 208.41 percent from last year while the women also saw an increase of 39.23 percent.

Be part of the growing Mean Green basketball movement. Season tickets for the men and women’s 2018-19 season are available now and can be purchased at the North Texas Athletic Ticket Website.



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