So I know there was much debate about the state of the Den in an earlier post by yarrp but according to an article in the Daily Bruin recapping yesterdays game, CBH pointed out to the fact that he appreciated the crowd yesterday. Not being able to camp out the night before, I had to sit up top, but the entire top section running the sideline across from the benches, from 311-314, was all students if im not mistaken. I dont think they usually fill up the student section that much up top but once again i have always sat on the bottom so i dont know for sure, but it seemed to me that there were A LOT more students at the game yesterday than at previous games.
Granted it was vs $C so a large turnout is to be expected, but it seems to me, you put more students in the seats, and all of a sudden the crowd becomes a factor and the players and CBH take notice. Correlation? possibly, but i hope that
when if they redo Pauley, they add more lower level seating for students, because I think that it helped yesterday.