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.
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.
No, Kentucky did not play in the NCAA tournament last year. They played in the NIT.
They missed the tournament in 2010. Prior to that they missed in 2003.
22 years ago.
In 2008, both of the 2007 finalists, Florida and Ohio State, didn't make the NCAA tournament. That has only happened one other time - in 1980 when the 1979 finalists, Michigan State and Indiana State also failed to make the tournament.
The NCAA is in the middle of a 11 year $6 billion television rights deal with CBS for the NCAA tournament.
1989. Since then they have made 21 straight appearances (as of 2010)
This statement needs to be in the past tense since it is several years since the 07-08 NCAA tournament, although they did not make the tournament. The winner in 2008 was Kansas.
Not in the NBA. But he won a NCAA title with Syracuse
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.
There is no winning streak in the tournament as Ky the 2012 champion did not make the tournament this year.
Yes, and likely as a number 1 seed.
Kentucky was ineligible for the 1990 & 1991 tournaments. They did not make the field in the 1989 season.
No. Although they had a good season in the Big XIII, they did not make the NCAA's but they did however, get a number four seed in the NIT.
Only five schools have failed to make a single NCAA Tournament since the NCAA adopted the "Division 1" format in 1947.Northwestern is the only "BCS" conference team to never reach the tournament. The other four schools are Army, William & Mary, Saint Francis NY and The Citadel.
Yes. They could be chosen as an at-large bid (though that is very unlikely) but if they won their conference tournament and received an automatic bid they would make it.
in 1992 the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) a #21 / and #20 in the season end AP and USA poll's. However NCAA post season ineligible for the 1991-1992 season due to NCAA violations by former head coach and player(s).