Selection Sunday: The 2012 NCAA men’s basketball tourney is here!
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By the end of the day, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament brackets will be complete and one of the most exciting events in sports will take center stage. Here’s a couple of stats to whet your appetite for March Madness.
Current streak of most consecutive appearances in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament (through 2011 tourney)
School, active consecutive appearances
Note: The all-time record for most consecutive apppearances in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is 27, set by North Carolina from 1975-2001. Arizona is the only other school to have more consecutive appearances than Kansas’ current streak. Arizona made an appearance in the tourney 25 consecutive years from 1985 to 2009.
Most NCAA men’s basketball tournament wins in this century (2000-2011)
Wins in tourney from 2000-2011, School(s)
29: North Carolina, Michigan State
21: Kentucky, UCLA
18: Texas, Wisconsin
16: Butler, Syracuse, Illinois
13: Xavier, Gonzaga, Oklahoma
12: West Virginia, Louisville, Viilanova, Ohio State
11: Oklahoma State, Purdue
Schools with most tournaments of “one-and-out” (lost first game in NCAA tourney) in the last 10 years (2002-2011)
6: Utah State
5: Brigham Young, Pennsylvania, Winthrop
4: Belmont, East Tennessee State, Marquette, Michigan State, Northern Iowa
Note: Eight schools have been “one-and-out” in each of the last two tournaments… Georgetown, Louisville, UNLV, Oakland, UC-Santa Barbara, Utah State (has been “one-and-out” in each of the last three tourneys), Vanderbilt and Wofford