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 Duke 20 (1996–2015) Mike Krzyzewski
4 Indiana 18 (1986–2003) Bob Knight (15), Mike Davis (3)
4 Michigan State 18 (1998–2015) Tom Izzo
6 Kentucky 17 (1992–2008) Rick Pitino (6), Tubby Smith (10), Billy Gillispie (1)
6 Wisconsin 17 (1999–2015) Dick Bennett (2), Brad Soderberg (1), Bo Ryan (14)
6 Gonzaga 17 (1999–2015) Dan Monson (1), Mark Few (16)
9 UCLA 15 (1967–1981) John Wooden (9), Gene Bartow (2), Gary Cunningham (2), Larry Brown (2)
10 Cincinnati 14 (1992–2005) Bob Huggins
10* Arizona 14 (1985–1998) Lute Olson
10 Georgetown 14 (1979–1992) John Thompson
10 UCLA 14 (1989–2002) Jim Harrick (8), Steve Lavin (6)
10 Texas 14 (1999–2012) Rick Barnes

*Arizona had its 1999 appearance vacated by the NCAA. Otherwise, Arizona's streak would be 15.

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.