The Ivy League also sends the regular season champion, as the conference has no tournament to end the season.
A team automatically qualifies for the NCAA Tournament by winning their Conference Tournament except for the Ivy League. Their regular season champion advances because they do not have a conference tournament.
There are two ways that a team can get into the NCAA tournament. The first way is that they can win their conference tournament (the Ivy League does not have a division tournament, the regular season champion goes instead). There are 31 teams that qualify through this method. In my opinion, this is not a good method of deciding which teams should get to go to the tournament, because some conferences are much better than others. In the 2011 tournament, the lowest seeds (13-16) were all tournament winners (or Princeton, who won the Ivy League regular season). The remaining 37 teams are selected based on their performance in the regular season and their conference tournament. I believe that this is a better method of selecting teams.
Through 2013, Kentucky has been the Southeastern Conference (SEC) regular-seasonmen's basketball champion 46 of the 80 seasons since the conference was established in 1932. It has won the conference tournament championship 27 of the 54 seasons the SEC has held a tournament. (The SEC basketball tournament was held 1933-1952 and 1979-present.) It should be noted that all but sevenof Kentucky's tournament championships were won for the same season the school had already earned the regular-seasontitle.
The maximum number of regular season games is 29. Up to 3 games can count as 1 game, if they are in a tournament. So 31 games if 3 are in a tournament. Additional post season games are also allowed. 1. Conference tournament 2. NCAA, NIT, or CBI post season tournaments. If a team playes all 31 regular season games and the max conference tournament would be 5 games, and the max NCAA games of 6, they will have played 42 games. That hardly ever happens.
82 games in the regular season
Yes: 3 times Conference Tournament Champions (1999, 2000, 2001) 4 times Conference Regular Season Champions (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004)
Two teams, the AFC Conference Champion and the NFC Conference Champion, go to the Super Bowl each season.
Kentucky has won 8 National Titles: 1948,1949,1951,1958,1978,1996,1998 and 2012. They have also been conference regular season champions 47 times and Conference Tournament Champions 23 times.
In 2000 season 17 he became a 5 game champion. for $55, 102 In 2001 Tournament of Champions champion for $100,000 2002 Million Dollar Masters tournament champion for $1,000,000 2005 Ultimate Tournament of champions champion for $2,115,000 2011 IBM Challenge Player see related link
There are 82 games in the regular season. The two conferences, Eastern and Western, determine ultimately who will play in the Finals. During the regular season, each team plays the majority of their games against their own conference with a large fraction being against teams in their own division. There are three divisions per conference. At the end of the regular season, the top 8 teams from each conference get into the playoffs, and will play the other teams in the conference to make it to the Finals against the opposite conference's top team.