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.[1]

Consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances by programs[edit]

Rank School Appearances Head Coach(es)
1 Kansas 27 (1990–2016) Roy Williams (14), Bill Self (13)
1 North Carolina 27 (1975–2001) Dean Smith (23), Bill Guthridge (3), Matt Doherty (1)
3 Duke 21 (1996–2016) Mike Krzyzewski
4 Michigan State 19 (1998–2016) Tom Izzo
5 Gonzaga 18 (1999–2016) Dan Monson (1), Mark Few (17)
5 Wisconsin 18 (1999–2016) Dick Bennett (2), Brad Soderberg (1), Bo Ryan (14), Greg Gard (1)
5 Indiana 18 (1986–2003) Bob Knight (15), Mike Davis (3)
8 Kentucky 17 (1992–2008) Rick Pitino (6), Tubby Smith (10), Billy Gillispie (1)
9 UCLA 15 (1967–1981) John Wooden (9), Gene Bartow (2), Gary Cunningham (2), Larry Brown (2)
10* Arizona 14 (1985–1998) Lute Olson
10 Cincinnati 14 (1992–2005) Bob Huggins
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 a streak of 25 consecutive appearances from 1985-2009, but the 1999 and 2008 appearances were later vacated.

Current consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances by programs[edit]

School Consecutive Appearances Conference
Kansas 27 Big 12
Duke 21 ACC
Michigan State 19 Big Ten
Gonzaga 18 WCC
Wisconsin 18 Big Ten
VCU 6 A-10
Cincinnati 6 AAC
North Carolina 6 ACC
  • Table up to date through the 2016 tournament. Only schools with six consecutive appearances or more are included.[2]

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