There are 68 teams in the tournament.
It used to be 64 (actually, there were times that it was less), however a new automatic bid from the Mountain West conference forced the NCAA to make it 65. It was expanded in the 2011 tornament to 68 teams to allow some "bubble teams" to qualify, who would not of in the 65 team system.
The NCAA field was expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The prior season it was 53 teams, and it was 52 teams the season before that.
1975 - 32 teams
1979 - 40 teams
1980 - 48 teams
1985 - 64 teams
2001 - 65 teams
From 1975 until 1978 they had 32 teams
The field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
The last time the Indiana Hoosiers Men's Basketball team went to the NCAA Championship game was in 2002, where they lost to Maryland by a score of 64-52.
That was Villanova, ranked 8th in the Southeast bracket, when they defeated Georgetown, 66-64, to win the NCAA championship in 1985.
North Carolina State vs. Marquette. NC State won, 76-64.
Magic Johnson for Michigan State and Larry Bird for Indiana State. Michigan State won the 1979 NCAA championship game 75-64.
Since the NCAA implemented the 64 seed tournament format in 1985, the lowest seed to make it to the NCAA championship game was #8 seeded Villanova in 1985.
Because all other 64 teams in the tournament will vanish into a black hole mysteriously.
Not quite. March Madness expanded from 53 teams to 64 teams in 1985 and expanded from 64 to 65 teams in 2001.
As of the 2008 season, the last time Indiana was in the championship game was the 2002 March Madness. They lost to Maryland 64-52.
2002: Maryland over Indiana, 64-522003: Syracuse over Kansas, 81-78