The University of Kentucky. As of 2008, they have appeared in the NCAA tournament 50 times.
Kentucky has the most tournament appearances with 50. UCLA is 2nd with 42 and North Carolina is 3rd with 40.
Which mens basketball team has made the most NCAA tournament appearances without winning a championship?Notre Dame
2013 marks Louisville's 39th appearance in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which is the fifth most appearances by any school.
Including the 2009 NCAA Tournament... Kentucky - 50 UCLA - 43 North Carolina - 41 Kansas - 38
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.
North Carolina holds the all-time record, with 27 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. The streak spanned from 1975-2001. With the inclusion of the 2009 NCAA Tournament, Arizona holds the longest current streak, with 25 consecutive appearances.
Including the 2012 NCAA Tournament: Brigham Young University has made the Tournament 28 times and has never made it to the Final Four. Missouri is second, with 26 appearances without ever making the Final Four. Xavier, which so far has won in the 2012 tournament as this is being written, is third with 22 years without an appearance.
1Kentucky49* Most Tourney Apperances 2North Carolina41 Not Wins, not final 4 apperances 3UCLA40^4Kansas395Louisville366Indiana357Duke348Villanova31 9Arkansas2910Illinois28