1989. Since then they have made 21 straight appearances (as of 2010)
1965 I believe it was the last time they were not invited
St. John's last appearance in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament was in 2002.
until the pokemons die =)
No, Kentucky did not play in the NCAA tournament last year. They played in the NIT.
Connecticut in 2004
Kansas has the longest current streak dating from 1990. Kansas was on probation in 1989 and last missed the field that year.Some said that the Arizona Wildcats had the longest streak in Division I basketball with twenty-five, ignoring the fact that their 1999 appearance was vacated. Arizona failed to make the field in 2010.
Princeton hasn't won a game in the NCAA tournament since 1998 when they beat UNLV in the first round, 69-57.
2010 NCAA Basketball Championship Duke over Butler
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.