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Dixie State basketball ranked No. 6 in D-II men’s basketball attendance

Fans cheer during Dixie State's men's basketball game vs. Concordia-Irvine on Feb. 27.
Fans cheer during Dixie State's men's basketball game vs. Concordia-Irvine on Feb. 27.
Stan Plewe, DSU Athletics

For the sixth-straight year, Dixie State University’s men’s basketball team program ranked in the top six nationally in NCAA Division II in attendance for the 2015-16 season.

The report, released last week by the NCAA, noted that the Trailblazers finished with the sixth-highest attendance average in the country at 2,190 fans per game for 12 home dates last season, which was also tops in the Pacific West Conference. In all, a total of 26,284 fans attended a DSU game in the Burns Arena.

Since the 2008-09 season, Dixie State has been annually ranked in the top 15 in Division II in attendance, including being ranked No. 2 overall in 2012-13 and 2013-14, and No. 3 in the country in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 campaigns. DSU was also ranked fifth in 2014-15, ninth in 2009-10 and 14th in 2008-09.

Dixie State also finished sixth among Utah’s other NCAA (Division I) members in average attendance in 2015-16, behind Brigham Young (14,699), Utah (12,997), Utah State (8,874), Weber State (6,785) and Utah Valley (2,383).

Since becoming an NCAA Division II program in 2006-07, Dixie State has played to a 92-21 (.814) record inside the Burns Arena under head coach Jon Judkins, including a 9-3 mark last season. The Trailblazers have posted six 10-plus win seasons in 10 years of NCAA play, including a perfect 12-0 record in 2009-10, and an 11-1 mark in the 2014-15 campaign.

Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.