June 23, 2005
The University of Iowa’s men’s basketball program averaged 11,900 fans at 16 home games during the 2004-05 season, a figure that ranked 22nd nationally among NCAA Division I institutions.
Last season marked the 23rd consecutive season in which Iowa basketball ranked among the nation’s top 25 in home attendance. Iowa and Indiana are the only two Big Ten Conference schools who have ranked among the top 25 in home attendance each year since 1978 (The NCAA kept only a top 10 prior to 1978).
Overall, the Big Ten Conference led the nation for the 29th straight season, averaging 12,530 at 180 home games during the season. Seven Big Ten programs ranked in the top 25 for the 2004-05 season.
Iowa returns five starters and 10 lettermen from the squad that posted a 21-12 overall record in 2005.