The record is 11 teams. The Big East conference sent 11 teams to the NCAA Tournament in 2011.
The number of NCAA tournament wins by conference overall is led by the Big East. Coming a close second is the Atlantic Coast Conference and then after them is the Big 12.
The winner of theOhio Valley Conference tournament goes to the NCAA tournament
The Southeastern Conference has the best W-L record in tournament play. ?æTennessee, Florida and Kentucky are 7-0 followed closely by the American conference.
Florida St. was selected as an at-large with a 6-10 conference record in 1998.
An at large bid is awarded to a team that makes the NCAA Tournament, but did not win their Conference Tournament.
win conference tournament or get an at-large bid
Wichita State is in the Missouri Valley Conference. They were listed as being in the South Regional in the 2012 NCAA tournament.
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.
if they win their conference they are in
Yes. They could be chosen as an at-large bid (though that is very unlikely) but if they won their conference tournament and received an automatic bid they would make it.
Great West and Independent conferences
All ranks. Teams that win their conference get into the tournament. Example: Vermont got into the tournament by winning their division.
The Big East
Kentucky has been in the NCAA men's basketball tournament a record 52 times through 2013.
East Tennessee State was last in the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 2010. They were a #16 seed.
8, twice by the Big East. in '06 and '08 i think EDIT: uh...no. In 2009 the Big East was the first conference to have five teams advance to the sweet sixteen.
This is not as uncommon as one might think and has occurred on more than one occasion in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. As of 2013, the most recent such occurrence was in 2009 when not just two but three #1 seeds were from the same conference: Louisville (the #1 overall seed), Pittsburgh and Connecticut-- all from the late Big East Conference.
The Ivy League also sends the regular season champion, as the conference has no tournament to end the season.
Kendra Wecker had 159 NCAA Tournament career points