Wildcat fans went through a lot this past basketball season, seeing everything from good and bad (mostly bad), that a basketball season could throw at them.

Even with all of the conflict and strife that came with the 2014-15 K-State men’s basketball season, Bramlage Coliseum averaged 12,549 fans per game – which ranked 26th in the country in average attendance.

The 26th place finish also continued K-State’s trend of finishing in the top 35 for average attendance in eight of the past nine seasons.

“Thanks to our great fan base for helping us rank among the best in attendance,” head coach Bruce Weber said in a tweet. “We have finished in the Top 35 8 times in last 9 years!”

The 1969-70 season saw K-State’s highest ranking in school history finishing 10th in the country. This was the first season rankings were compiled.

The 12,549 fans K-State averaged last season also ranks fourth in school history for fans per game.

Wildcat fans are only one of 22 fan bases to fill up their arena with at least 12,000 fans for each of the past five years.

In addition to men’s attendance, Wildcat women’s basketball ranked 24th in the country in attendance per game averaging 4,039 fans, making K-State one of 13 schools nationally and one of two Big 12 schools (Iowa State) to have both its men’s and women’s basketball team’s attendance rank in the top 30.

Speaking of the Big 12, two other conference schools ranked in the top 35 in men’s attendance, with Kansas leading the way ranked seventh while Iowa State came in at number 19.

The Big 12 ranked fourth nationally among other conferences in average attendance, averaging 10,181 fans, roughly 2,500 fans behind the Big Ten who sit atop the conference rankings.

Tim Everson was born in Wichita, KS in 1994. Before fifth grade he moved up to Manhattan for one year before settling in Riley, KS where he graduated from Riley County High School in 2012. Tim has worked for the Collegian since spring of 2014 and took over as Sports Editor during the summer of 2015. Tim loves sports, music, movies and good food when he can get it.