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The top five college basketball local fan bases

UK men's basketball, South Carolina men's basketball, John Calipari, Darrin Horn

Chet White

How much do the folks in the state of Kentucky like their college basketball? A whole lot.

According to Nielsen, more than 50% of the population in the Bluegrass State has “watched, attended or listened” to both the Kentucky and Louisville basketball programs in the past 12 months.

Kentucky checking in at 67% is downright scary. They’re called Big Blue Nation for a reason, right?

Syracuse, Ohio State, and Memphis rounded out the top five.

IMG College’s Andrew Giangola tweeted the report from Nielsen:

This weekend, however, it is Syracuse that will be the focal point of the college basketball world as they host Duke.

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