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!
Florida St. was selected as an at-large with a 6-10 conference record in 1998.
Kentucky has been in the NCAA men's basketball tournament a record 52 times through 2013.
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.
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.
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.
In 2008 this was the first time in the history og Men's NCAA basketball tournment were all four number seeds have had it to the final four. In 2008 for the first time in history of the Men's NCAA basketball tournament all four number one seeds reached the NCAA final four.
Villanova was an eighth seed in 1985.
As of the 2008 tournament, that record is held by UCLA with 38 consecutive wins in the NCAA tournament between 1964-1974. Duke is second with 13 between 1991-1993.
The record is 11 teams. The Big East conference sent 11 teams to the NCAA Tournament in 2011.
Mens Basketball=UCLA has won 11 titles. Kentucky has won 7.==Kentucky has the most total wins in NCAA tournament games at 97. NCAA vacated 2-1 tournament record (1988). Actual number of wins is 99.=
Duke Christian Laettner leads with 407 points in 23 games. http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/mayhem/history/