IU sets attendance record

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Indiana University's success on the basketball court last season produced a huge win at the box office.

IU set a record-breaking season for attendance last season.  The Hoosiers won their first Big Ten Championship in 20 years by playing in from of a record average of 17,412 at their 19 home games. 

That ranked fifth in the nation.  

Sixteen games were sold out last season thanks in part to IU having the largest student section among American universities with 7,800 seats.

Assembly Hall's official seating capacity is 17,472.  

The Hoosiers lost three players to graduation, two to the NBA and one player transferred which could could mean a much different style of play this year.  Senior Will Sheehy and Sophomore Yogi Ferrell are the returning starters.  

A change in NCAA rules this season means schools will be able to practice six weeks before their opening game.  That means the Hoosiers could begin practicing at the end of September.  

Fans get their first look at the 2013-14 team Friday, October 4 at Hoosier Hysteria, the annual fan event at Assembly Hall.