In 2000 there were 64 teams that played in the Division I basketball tournament.
A total of 8 teams played in the 1939 NCAA basketball tournament. Oregon won the NCAA national championship that year.
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.
The original NCAA Division 1 College Basketball Tournament 1939 field consisted of 8 teams.
The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament went to 64 teams in 1985.
From 1939-1950 eight teams played, in 1952 it was doubled to sixteen
There were 53 teams in the 1984 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship (5 play-in games before the tournament).
Over the years the NCAA tournament has expanded to include more and more teams. Today, the total number of teams that make the tournament stands at 68.
The tournament was held 5 years ago. Click the link to see the brackets and teams that played.