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Men’s Basketball

STUDENT ATTENDANCE AT

SUN DEVIL MEN’S BASKETBALL

• Every major student attendance record was set in 2014-15, the third year

in a row in which every major student attendance record had been set

• Average Student Attendance: 928.28

• Up 12.48% from previous record of 825.29 in 2013-14

• 2015-16 season marked second-best season attendance in history

• Largest Student Attendance Single Game: 3,023 in 2014-15

• Had best student attendance ever for a UA game at 2,034 on 2/7/15

• 2015-16 saw three of the Top-10 most attended games in history

(Texas A&M, Sacramento St., Oregon St.)

942 Crew Highlights

• The top 10 largest student crowds on record have occurred in the last 4

basketball seasons

• in 2016, the group broke student attendance marks in both women's

volleyball and women's basketball. Respective attendance tallies of 2,011

(WVB vs. UofA 9/24) and 430 (WBB vs. UofA) accounted for record totals

• Joined by Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson, head football

coach Todd Graham, and head triathlon coach Cliff English, the 942 Crew

partook in a two-day tour of Las Vegas in May of 2016. During the tour the

group visited a local Las Vegas school, holding a youth education assembly.

The conglomerate then traveled to Catholic Charities of Las Vegas to

help prepare food for their meal service and beautify their campus

by picking up litter outside the complex

• In May of 2015 the 942 Crew painted and cleaned up a Las Vegas

homeless shelter while at the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

50 members of the 942 Crew went on the student trip. Another

10 joined the group up there, making ASU’s student section in the

MGM Garden Arena the largest of the opening round games

• The Curtain of Distraction continued to be effective in its third year. In

2015-16, opposing teams made 160 on 226 free throw attempts (70.7%,

9.41 misses per game) when shooting towards the student section

• When the Curtain of Distraction was utilized during women’s basketball

games during the second half, visiting teams netted 89 of 131 (67.9%)

free throw attempts

• The 942 Crew garnered national attention when 18-time Olympic gold

medalist Michael Phelps clad in a pair of speedos joined the eccentric

group for men's basketball's Jan. 28 86-68 victory over Oregon State.

The story of Phelps participating in the famous Curtain of Distraction

was featured in publications by USA Today, Rolling Stone, the New York

Times, Bleacher Report, ESPN, FoxSports, and the Washington Post, just

to name a few

• The Curtain of Distraction made appearances on a number of television

shows including SportsCenter and Inside Edition

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MEDIA GUIDE

SUN DEVIL FOOTBALL 2016