Only 8 teams played in the first NCAA tournament.
Only five schools have failed to make a single NCAA Tournament since the NCAA adopted the "Division 1" format in 1947.Northwestern is the only "BCS" conference team to never reach the tournament. The other four schools are Army, William & Mary, Saint Francis NY and The Citadel.
Never. Along with Army, the Citadel, St. Francis (NY), and William & Mary, they are one of only five teams with fifty years of NCAA Division I play and no NCAA tournament appearances.
Yes, but it only competes with the ivy league schools. So it is what we call Division 1 Ivy. It still competes with all Division 1 teams in the NCAA tournament.
All D-I teams are eligible for the NCAA tourney, but only the top 65 get an invite. The NIT has thirty two. The CBI (College Basketball Invitational) has 16. Finally, a new tourment was added this year sponcered by CollegeInsider.com, will feature another 16 teams. Thusly, 129 teams are allowed to enter a post-season tournament.
Technically only 64 teams are in the tournament, but 2 teams play for the 64th spot, so you could also say 65.
The University of Louisville, who was the number one overall seed in the tournament, and Western Kentucky University were the only two. Kentucky played in the NIT Tournament.
Alaska, Maine and South Dakota are the only states to not send a team to the big dance.
17 teams have gone undefeated in the regular season and of those only 1 (Indiana in 1976) has gone on to win the National Championship.
In 2008, both of the 2007 finalists, Florida and Ohio State, didn't make the NCAA tournament. That has only happened one other time - in 1980 when the 1979 finalists, Michigan State and Indiana State also failed to make the tournament.
Only 4 teams have won the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament at least 5 Times. UCLA led by John Wooten has far more than any, at 11. Kentucky is #2 with 7 wins, and both North Carolina and Indiana have 5 each. -RTancredi
Yes, the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is the first one where all four #1 seeds made the Final Four.
as of the early 2000's there are none. It is only division I and III. This was done because the schools that had a D2 program were primarialy ivy and private schools, and there simply werent enough teams to make money. When the NCAA closed down the D2 programs, schools had the option of going to D1 or D3.
All teams our only allowed to dress out 70 players per game.
Four started the tourney, but UNC, NC State and Davidson have been defeated. Only Duke remains.
They have never won the NCAA Division I basketball championship. The Deacons only trip to the Final Four was 1962. They did win the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) post-season title in 2000.
The first NCAA men's basketball tournament was held in 1939 with the first NCAA tournament championship game held at Northwestern on March 27, 1939. Only eight teams competed in two regions. Oregon defeated Ohio State in the championship game, and the West region held a third-place game. Enjoy! By: AS
In the 2013 NCAA men's basketball tournament, three states were represented by five teams each:California, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Of these 15 teams, only LaSallefrom Pennsylvania and Duke from North Carolina made it to the Sweet 16.In contrast, the state of Florida had three teams in the Sweet 16: the University of Florida, the University of Miami and Florida Gulf Coast University.
Michigan has the most wins in Division I-A college football. From 1907 to 1917, Washington football teams were unbeaten in 63 consecutive games, fielding 1930 points, and allowing only 118, still an NCAA Division I-A record
They have never won the tournament. They have only appeared in 3 NCAA tournaments and have never won a game.
A majority of NCAA division 3 schools are on the east coast, only a few are not.
The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) began in 1938 and the NCAA Tournament debuted the following year. The NIT field expanded quickly and became the premier tournament during the 1940's; so much so that the NCAA scheduled their tournament after the NIT to avoid directly competing with it. This allowed teams to compete in both tournaments, with City College of New York being the first and only school to win both titles in the same year (1950). The rules were subsequently changed so a team would only qualify for one or the other.