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Which mens basketball team has made the most NCAA tournament appearances without winning a championship?Notre Dame
Michigan State did not make the NCAA tournament in 1980 after winning the championship in 1979. Florida did not make the NCAA tournament in 2008 after winning the 2007 championship. North Carolina won the NCAA tournament in 2009 and will not make the tournament in 2010.
There is no winning streak in the tournament as Ky the 2012 champion did not make the tournament this year.
Michigan State shared the 2000 regular season Big Ten championship with Ohio State. Ohio State was stripped of their title due to NCAA sanctions. The Spartans then went on the win the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA tournamen. In 2008, Kansas won the regular season Big 12 title and followed it with the Big 12 tournament championship and the NCAA championship, when it defeated Memphis 75-68 in overtime.
All ranks. Teams that win their conference get into the tournament. Example: Vermont got into the tournament by winning their division.
The University of Houston and the University of Illinois have both been in the Final Four 5 times. Neither of them have won a championship.
9 different teams have entered the tournament ranked #1 and were undefeated and won the tournament, with UCLA doing it 4 times for a total of 12 times this has happened.
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