At the start of the 2009-2010 season, Illinois stands as the team with the most tournament wins without a championship at 38 wins.
Which mens basketball team has made the most NCAA tournament appearances without winning a championship?Notre Dame
The most recent team to win a championship and not return to the tournament was last year's champions, the UNC Tar Heels. UNC won the national championship over MSU last year. This year UNC did not make the NCAA March Madness tournament everyone knows and loves but did make it into the NIT tournament.
John Wooden from UCLA with 10.
Before Syracuse won its first title in 2003, they had already been to the tournament 27 times.
Kentucky has the most NCAA Tournament victories with 98.
Brigham Young University has made 22 NCAA Tournament appearances without advancing to the final four. This is as of the end of the 2007 season.