The school with the most appearances without a championship win is the University of Notre
Dame, which has made 33 appearances (including 2013) in the men's Basketball tournament without winning a championship. Its closest bid came in 1978, its sole Final Four appearance, when it lost to Duke 90-86 in the semi-finals.
In theory, the school with the most appearances without winning any games is Iona, which has received eight bids and is credited with no wins. (Iona technically beat Holy Cross 84-78 in the 1980 opening round, but because of NCAA infractions, its win was later vacated.) Through 2013, the most appearances without any wins of any sort (vacated or not) is a distinction shared by
Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Louisiana-Monroe
(formerly Northeast Louisiana University), each of which has received seven bids but has
yet to win a game.
2013 marks Louisville's 39th appearance in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which is the fifth most appearances by any school.
UCLA with 13!
Which mens basketball team has made the most NCAA tournament appearances without winning a championship?Notre Dame
As of the end of 2007, Alabama holds the NCAA record for most bowl appearances (55) and bowl victories (31)...The Crimson Tide have posted a 31-21-3 all-time record in their 55 bowl appearances.