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South Carolina Leads Nation in Women's Basketball Attendance

Both the team and the fans are among the best in the nation

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

An official release from the NCAA about women's basketball attendance highlighted the fantastic season that the Gamecocks had last year in terms of fan support. South Carolina led the nation in average home attendance with 12,293 fans per game last season. This is the first time that the Gamecocks have led in WBB attendance and they are the first school other than Tennessee or Connecticut to lead the nation in attendance in two decades.

Fan support for the women's basketball program has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few seasons. With Dawn Staley taking the program to new heights, fans have poured into the Colonial Life Arena in ever-increasing numbers to cheer for one of the best athletic programs on campus. The attendance increased by 5,922 from the 2013-14 season to give the Gamecocks the most improved attendance in the country as well. This is the second year in a row the Gamecocks have led in that category, as the attendance increased by 2,419 fans from the 2012-13 season to the 2013-14 season.

With a team loaded with talent coming off of a Final Four appearance and several home games against huge non-conference opponents on the schedule, there's every reason to believe that South Carolina fans can lead the nation in attendance again next season as they turn out to cheer on the Gamecocks.