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Beth Maiman | NCAA.com | May 8, 2020

These are the most highly-attended women’s college basketball games

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Although the 2019-20 season came to an abrupt end due to the coronavirus pandemic, this past season was one of the most exciting in women's college basketball history. Although college basketball fans will always wonder "what if" for this past season, they also helped pack many arenas for regular season games. 

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Below is a list of the top single-game attendance records, plus the top attendance numbers for single games the last two seasons. These are taken from official NCAA.org stats where you can check the attendance highs for the current season here. 

Single-session attendance records 

Attendance Teams  DATE Location
29,619 UConn (82) vs. Oklahoma (70) March 29, 2002 The Alamodome, San Antonio
29,619 UConn (79) vs. Tennessee (56) and Oklahoma (86) vs. Duke (71) March 25, 2002 The Alamodome, San Antonio
28,937 Baylor (84) vs. Michigan St. (62) April 5, 2005 RCA Dome, Indianapolis
28,937 Baylor (68) vs. LSU (57) and Michigan St. (68) vs. Tennessee (64) April 3, 2005 RCA Dome, Indianapolis
28,210 UConn (73) vs. Tennessee (68) April 8, 2003 Georgia Dome, Atlanta
28,210 Tennessee (66) vs. Duke (56), and UConn (71) vs. Texas (69) April 6, 2003 Georgia Dome, Atlanta
24,653 Tennessee (89) vs UConn (80) Jan. 7, 2006 Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
24,611 UConn (86) vs. Tennessee (72) Jan. 5, 2002 Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
24,597 UConn (69) vs. Tennessee (84) Jan. 3, 1998 Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
24,251 Tennessee (73) vs. Vanderbilt (53) Feb. 25, 2007 Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
24,046 Tennessee (92) vs. UConn (88) Feb. 1, 2001 Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
23,912 Texas (97) vs. Tennessee (78) Dec. 9, 1987 Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
23,706 Duke (69) vs. Kentucky (61) Dec. 22, 2013 Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
23,385 UConn (74) vs. Tennessee (67) Jan. 8, 2000 Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
23,291 Tennessee (83) vs. Georgia (65) March 31, 1996 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
23,291 Georgia (86) vs. Stanford (76) and Tennessee (88) vs. UConn (83) (OT) March 29, 1996 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

Single-game highs for 2019-20 season 

Attendance Teams Date Location
18,000 South Carolina 70, Uconn 52 Feb. 10, 2020 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C.
18,000 South Carolina 60, Texas A&M 52 March 1, 2020 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C.
13,735 South Carolina 69, Tennessee 48 Feb. 2, 2020 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C.
13,659 Uconn 60, Tennessee 45 Jan. 23, 2020 XL Center, Hartford, CT
13,420 Iowa 74, Michigan State 57 Jan. 26, 2020 Carver–Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
13,163 South Carolina 81, Mississippi State 79 Jan. 20, 2020 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C.
12,738 Texas A&M 73, Tennessee 71 Feb. 16, 2020 Thompson–Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
12,415 Baylor 74, Uconn 58 Jan. 9, 2020 XL Center, Hartford, CT
12,364 Oregon 76, Oregon St. 64 Jan. 24, 2020 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
12,364 Oregon 79, Arizona St. 48 Feb. 9, 2020 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
12,364 Oregon 88, Washington St. 57 Feb. 28, 2020 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
12,364 Oregon 92, Washington 56 March 1, 2020 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
12,261 South Carolina 99, Kentucky 72 Jan. 2, 2020 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C.
12,218 Oregon 87, Stanford 55 Jan. 16, 2020 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
12,086 Louisville 82, Notre Dame 49 Feb. 16, 2020 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
11,705 Oregon 84, UC Riverside 41 Dec. 16, 2019 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
11,692 Oregon 85, Arizona 52 Feb. 7, 2020 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
11,624 Louisville 83, Pittsburgh 49 Jan. 26, 2020 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
11,462 Michigan 65, Michigan St. 57 Feb. 23, 2020 Breslin Events Center, East Lansing, MI
11,417 South Carolina 79, Auburn 53 Feb. 12,2020 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C.

Single-game highs for 2018-19 season 

Attendance Teams Date Location
19,812 St. John’s (NY) (62) vs. DePaul (70) Feb. 17, 2019 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
18,000 South Carolina (64) vs. Mississippi St. (68) March 3, 2019 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
17,023 Louisville (78) vs. UConn (69) Jan. 31, 2019 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
14,625 Minnesota (70) vs. New Hampshire (47) Nov. 9, 2018 Williams Arena, Minneapolis, MN
14,506 Bethune-Cookman (58) vs. UMES (47) Norfolk St. (60) vs. N.C. A&T (43) March 15, 2019 Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA MEAC semifinal
13,786 Louisville (80) vs. Kentucky (75) Dec. 9, 2018 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
12,707 Michigan (73) vs. Michigan St. (77) Jan. 27, 2019 Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
12,364 Oregon (77) vs. Oregon St. (68) Feb. 15, 2019 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
12,193 Louisville (73) vs. Miami (FL) (79) Feb. 17, 2019 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
12,139 UConn (93) vs. UCF (57) Jan. 27, 2019 XL Center, Hartford, CT
12,051 Iowa (74) vs. Northwestern (50) March 3, 2019 Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
12,004 South Carolina (79) vs. Missouri (65) Jan. 21, 2019 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
11,887   South Carolina (57) vs. Kentucky (65) Feb. 21, 2019 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
11,740  UConn (97) vs. South Carolina (79) Feb. 11, 2019 XL Center, Hartford, CT
11,539  South Carolina (69) vs. Clemson (57) Nov. 15, 2018 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S
11,392  South Carolina (62) vs. Alabama (59) Jan. 6, 2019 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
11,368  Michigan St. (74) vs. Michigan (64) Feb. 24, 2019 Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI
11,310  Middle Tenn. (69) vs. Georgia St. (54) Nov. 29, 201 Murphy Center, Murfreesboro, TN
11,297  South Carolina (88) vs. Temple (60) Dec. 21, 2018 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
11,240  South Carolina (61) vs. Maryland (85) Nov. 18, 2018 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC

Single-game highs for 2018-19 postseason 

Attendance Teams Date Location
20,127 Baylor (82) vs. Notre Dame (81) April 7, 2019 Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
20,062 Notre Dame (81) vs. UConn (76) and Baylor (72) vs. Oregon (67) April 5, 2019 Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
14,644 Arizona (56) vs. Northwestern (42) April 6, 2019 McKale Center, Tuscon, AZ
11,538 Oregon (88) vs. Mississippi St. (84) March 31, 2019 Moda Center, Portland, OR
11,324 Oregon (63) vs. South Dakota St. (53) and Mississippi St. (76) vs. Arizona St. (53) March 29, 2019  Moda Center, Portland, OR
12,376 Iowa (68) vs. Missouri (52) March 24, 2019 Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA

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