NCAA.com - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team finished 16th in the nation in attendance as announced by the NCAA Monday. It is the 16th consecutive year the Lobos have been in the top 25 and 16th consecutive year the Lobos have finished at the top of the Mountain West in attendance.
"It's a testament to our loyal fans, especially after a slow start," said head coach Yvonne Sanchez. "We are looking to increase that fan base in the future. We are very fortunate and it's why The Pit is a special place to play."
In the Lobos 17 home games in the 2014-15 season, WisePies Arena aka The Pit brought in 87,849 fans, averaging over 5,000 a game.
The Lobos finished the 2014-15 season with a 21-13 record, advancing to the finals of the Mountain West Tournament and the second round of the Women's Basketball Invitational. The team is set to kick off the 2015-16 season on Nov. 5 against Western New Mexico for an exhibition game.