In 1961 the Colonials of George Washington University made the NCAA tournament with a 9-16 record. George Washington holds the distinction of having the worst regular season record to have made the NCAA Tournament. To date, no team with a worse regular season record has qualified.
Here are the worst six teams (by winning percentage) to make the NCAA tournament. Note - each team was seeded last in their region and lost in the First Round.
In perhaps the best performance ever by the worst tourney team, the 16th seed Stags of Fairfield University nearly defeated Dean Smith and his #1 seed North Carolina Tarheels 82-74 in the 1997 NCAA Men's Basketball East Regionals. The Stags held a 37-28 lead early in the 2nd half.
Western Kentucky (automatic bid) with a record 0f 15-18 is the worst record by a team in the dance in over 10 years!
Kentucky has been in the NCAA men's basketball tournament a record 52 times through 2013.
Florida St. was selected as an at-large with a 6-10 conference record in 1998.
Kendra Wecker had 159 NCAA Tournament career points
The Biggest Upset In The NCAA Tournament History is BYU coming back down 25 to beat Iona
The team that Villanova played the most in the NCAA tournament in 2014 was Cincinnati.
The University of Kentucky Wildcats has the best winning record in NCAA history, with a 1876-577-1 record since 1903.
The worst seeded teams ever to make it to the NCAA Final Four were both George Mason University in 2006 and Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. They were both 11 seeds entering the tournament.
The record is 11 teams. The Big East conference sent 11 teams to the NCAA Tournament in 2011.
55 by UNC in the 2009 NCAA Tournament that would be in a champinship game. the tourney record was set in 1970 by Iowa.75 in first half.
Villanova was an eighth seed in 1985.
There was no 1933 NCAA Tournament. The first NCAA Tournament was in 1939 with Oregon beating Ohio State in the Finals.
41 years. they hold the record for the most wins in the ncaa tournament with 100
Duke won the 2001 NCAA tournament
There are no home and visitors in the NCAA tournament. In the NCAA tournament, games are played in a set location determined by the committee.