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

Rank School Appearances Head Coach(es)
1 North Carolina 27 (1975–2001) Dean Smith (23), Bill Guthridge (3), Matt Doherty (1)
2 Kansas 25 (1990–2014) Roy Williams (14), Bill Self (11)
3 Duke 19 (1996–2014) Mike Krzyzewski
4 Indiana 18 (1986–2003) Bob Knight (15), Mike Davis (3)
5 Michigan State 17 (1998–2014) Tom Izzo
5 Kentucky 17 (1992–2008) Rick Pitino (6), Tubby Smith (10), Billy Gillispie (1)
7 Wisconsin 16 (1999–2014) Dick Bennett (2), Brad Soderberg (1), Bo Ryan (13)
7 Gonzaga 16 (1999–2014) Dan Monson (1), Mark Few (15)
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
14 Temple 12 (1990–2001) John Chaney
15 Duke 11 (1984–1994) Mike Krzyzewski
15 Maryland 11 (1994–2004) Gary Williams

*Arizona had its 1999 appearance vacated by the NCAA. Otherwise, Arizona's streak would be 25.

Current consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances by programs

School Consecutive Appearances Conference
Kansas 25 Big 12
Duke 19 ACC
Michigan State 17 Big Ten
Gonzaga 16 WCC
Wisconsin 16 Big Ten
Louisville 8 American
Ohio State 6 Big Ten
Syracuse 6 ACC
Florida 5 SEC
Kansas State 5 Big 12
San Diego State 5 MW
  • Table up to date through the 2014 tournament. Only schools with five consecutive appearances or more are included.







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