NCAA Men's Division I Final Four appearances by school


NCAA Men's Division I Final Four appearances by school

This is a list of NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Final Four appearances by school. Schools whose names are italicized are no longer in Division I and can no longer be included in the tournament. Several teams have vacated Final Four appearances and are marked with an * with explanations listed below. The listed Final Four totals for those teams include the vacated appearances. Schools in italics no longer compete in NCAA Division I.

Contents

Total Final Four appearances

App. School
18 North Carolina, UCLA*
15 Duke
14 Kentucky
13 Kansas
10 Ohio State*
8 Indiana, Michigan State, Louisville
6 Arkansas, Cincinnati, Michigan**, Oklahoma State
5 Georgetown, Houston, Illinois
4 Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas State, LSU, Oklahoma, Syracuse, UNLV, Utah, Villanova*
3 California, Iowa, Marquette, Memphis**, N.C. State, San Francisco, Texas
2 Baylor, Bradley, Butler, CCNY, Colorado, Dartmouth, DePaul, Georgia Tech, Holy Cross, La Salle, Maryland, NYU, Oregon State, Providence, Purdue, St. John's, Stanford, Temple, USC, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
1 Charlotte, Dayton, Drake, Duquesne, Florida State, George Mason, Georgia, Indiana State, Iowa State, Jacksonville, Loyola (IL), Massachusetts*, Minnesota*, Mississippi State, New Mexico State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Rutgers, Santa Clara, Seattle, Seton Hall, SMU, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph's*, UTEP, Virginia Commonwealth, Wake Forest, Washington, Washington State, Western Kentucky*, Wichita State, Wyoming

* - Indicates one vacated appearance. ** - Indicates two vacated appearances.

Vacated Final Four appearances

  • 1961 - Saint Joseph's vacated their Final Four appearance due to players' involvement in a point-shaving scandal.
  • 1971 - Villanova vacated their NCAA tournament victories after it was discovered that tournament MOP Howard Porter had signed a pro contract with an ABA team during the season.
  • 1971 - Western Kentucky vacated after it was found that Jim McDaniels had signed a pro contract to play for an ABA team and accepted money during the season.
  • 1980 - UCLA vacated its participation in the Final Four due to the use of ineligible players.
  • 1985 - Memphis State's (now Memphis) Final Four appearance was vacated due to using ineligible players, as were all NCAA tournament appearances from 1982-1986.
  • 1992 & 1993 - Michigan vacated the results of 114 games won while four players, Chris Webber, Maurice Taylor, Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock were not eligible, including both Final Fours.[1] For more details, see University of Michigan basketball scandal.
  • 1996 - Massachusetts Final Four appearance was vacated due to Marcus Camby signing with an agent during the season.
  • 1997 - Minnesota vacated their Final Four appearance and many of their games between 1996 and 1999 due to their use of ineligible players who had school work completed by school assistants.
  • 1999 - Ohio State vacated their Final Four appearance as punishment for the actions of former coach Jim O'Brien.
  • 2008 - Memphis vacated their entire season, including Final Four, after the NCAA declared Derrick Rose ineligible after discovering that another person had taken his SAT.[2][3]

Most NCAA Tournament appearances without reaching a Final Four

App. School
26 BYU
24 Missouri
22 Xavier
20 Utah State
19 Alabama, Tennessee
18 Boston College
17 Miami (OH)
16 Creighton
14 Gonzaga, Murray State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UAB, Weber State
13 Arizona State, Pepperdine
12 New Mexico, Ohio, Vanderbilt
11 Clemson, Idaho State, Navy, Oklahoma City, Old Dominion, Texas A&M
10 Chattanooga, Davidson, George Washington, Southern Illinois
9 East Tennessee State, Louisiana-Lafayette, North Carolina A&T, Richmond, Winthrop
8 Auburn, Colorado State, Iona, Long Beach State, Montana, Pacific, Rhode Island, South Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia Tech
7 Ball State, Boston University, Eastern Kentucky, Louisiana-Monroe, Morehead State, Northeastern, Robert Morris, San Diego State, Southern, TCU, Valparaiso
6 Alcorn State, Austin Peay, Furman, Illinois State, Manhattan, Miami (FL), Middle Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri State, Nebraska, Nevada, Northern Iowa, Saint Louis, Saint Mary's, Siena
5 Boise State, Bucknell, Cornell, Detroit, Evansville, Fresno State, Kent State, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, Loyola Marymount, Marshall, Oral Roberts, South Carolina State, UC Santa Barbara

See also

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