NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament consecutive appearances

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This is a list of the most consecutive appearances in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament by schools.

Consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances by programs[edit]

Rank School Appearances Head Coach(es)
1 North Carolina 27 (1975–2001) Dean Smith (23), Bill Guthridge (3), Matt Doherty (1)
2 Kansas 26 (1990–2015) Roy Williams (14), Bill Self (12)
3* Arizona 25 (1985–2009) Lute Olson (23), Kevin O'Neill (1), Russ Pennell (1)
4 Duke 20 (1996–2015) Mike Krzyzewski
5 Indiana 18 (1986–2003) Bob Knight (15), Mike Davis (3)
5 Michigan State 18 (1998–2015) Tom Izzo
7 Kentucky 17 (1992–2008) Rick Pitino (6), Tubby Smith (10), Billy Gillispie (1)
7 Wisconsin 17 (1999–2015) Dick Bennett (2), Brad Soderberg (1), Bo Ryan (14)
7 Gonzaga 17 (1999–2015) Dan Monson (1), Mark Few (16)
10 UCLA 15 (1967–1981) John Wooden (9), Gene Bartow (2), Gary Cunningham (2), Larry Brown (2)
11 Cincinnati 14 (1992–2005) Bob Huggins
11 Georgetown 14 (1979–1992) John Thompson
11 UCLA 14 (1989–2002) Jim Harrick (8), Steve Lavin (6)
11 Texas 14 (1999–2012) Rick Barnes

*Arizona had its 1999 appearance vacated by the NCAA.

Current consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances by programs[edit]

School Consecutive Appearances Conference
Kansas 26 Big 12
Duke 20 ACC
Michigan State 18 Big Ten
Gonzaga 17 WCC
Wisconsin 17 Big Ten
Louisville 9 ACC
Ohio State 7 Big Ten
San Diego State 6 MW
Virginia Commonwealth 5 A-10
Cincinnati 5 AAC
North Carolina 5 ACC
  • Table up to date through the 2015 tournament. Only schools with five consecutive appearances or more are included.