NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament consecutive appearances

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This is a list of the most consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by programs.[1]

Consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances by programs[edit]

Rank School Length of
streak
Years Head Coach(es)
1 Kansas 28 1990–present Roy Williams (14), Bill Self (14)
2 North Carolina 27 1975–2001 Dean Smith (23), Bill Guthridge (3), Matt Doherty (1)
3 Arizona 25 1985–2009 Lute Olson (24) Sean Miller (1)
4 Duke 22 1996–present Mike Krzyzewski
5 Michigan State 20 1998–present Tom Izzo
6 Gonzaga 19 1999–present Dan Monson (1), Mark Few (18)
6 Wisconsin 19 1999–present Dick Bennett (2), Brad Soderberg (1), Bo Ryan (14), Greg Gard (2)
8 Indiana 18 1986–2003 Bob Knight (15), Mike Davis (3)
9 Kentucky 17 1992–2008 Rick Pitino (6), Tubby Smith (10), Billy Gillispie (1)
10 UCLA 15 1967–1981 John Wooden (9), Gene Bartow (2), Gary Cunningham (2), Larry Brown (2)

Bold Indicates an active streak as of the 2017 tournament

Current consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances by programs[edit]

School Consecutive appearances Conference
Kansas 28 Big 12
Duke 22 ACC
Michigan State 20 Big Ten
Gonzaga 19 WCC
Wisconsin 19 Big Ten
VCU 7 A-10
Cincinnati 7 The American
North Carolina 7 ACC
Iowa State 6 Big 12
Wichita State 6 The American[a]
  1. ^ Wichita State was in the Missouri Valley Conference prior to July 2017.
  • Table up to date through the 2017 tournament. Only schools with six consecutive appearances or more are included.[2]

References[edit]