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SMU will finish with highest attendance average ever at Moody


The following is from the Feb. 18, 2014, edition of The Dallas Morning News.

February 21, 2014

By Bill Nichols

SMU, hoping to extend its home winning streak to 14 against Houston on Wednesday, will finish with the all-time highest season average at Moody.

SMU is averaging 6,677 in seven games at Moody. With the final three home games sold out, the Mustangs will beat the previous best of 6,665, set in 1961-62 with a 10-1 record at home.

Coach Larry Brown visited with the students and faculty camped at the ticket office on Sunday night, Monday morning and Tuesday morning.

“Of all the things that have happened since I’ve been here, that to me is the most exciting thing, having the students and faculty behind us,’’ Brown said. “A lot of neat things are happening around here, but the best part is the pride in the school. I think it’s going to resonate throughout every sport.’’

SMU will finish with a school-record seven sellouts. The previous best was five in 1984-85. The crowd of 7,166 in the reopening of Moody on Jan. 4 against UConn was the first sellout since 2001.