A look at ncaa tournaments since 1980

Colgate Patriot Last appearance: The two co-conference champions split their regular season series with each matchup decided by one point.

Tenure is something that coaches earn through on-court success, and with coaching tenure comes program stability. Over the course of that time he coached the Orange to 1, total wins. They won the conference while starting four sophomores. He had stints at Davidson nine seasonsMaryland 17 seasonsJames Madison nine seasonsand Georgia State six seasons.

Towson CAA Last appearance: He joined the College Basketball Hall of Fame in During that span he won 17 regular-season conference titles, 13 conference tournaments, and two national titles. In total Boeheim coached his teams to five Final Four appearances and one national title.

Here are the parameters for our purposes. Boeheim originally planned on retiring inbut recently said that the —17 season could be his last. Furman SoCon Last appearance: After stints with Long Beach State one season and Iowa nine seasonshe took over at Arizona and went on to spend the final 24 years of his illustrious coaching career leading the Wildcats.

He spent the first 14 years of his career at Northeastern, followed by 26 years at UConn. However, Colgate finished second atand just a few weeks ago they were seconds away from a huge victory at Bucknell before an epic collapse where they blew an point lead in the final 55 seconds and lost in regulation.

The Paladins earned a share of the SoCon title last year, but were upset in the quarterfinals. Coach K will likely put this record out of reach, as his program shows no signs of slowing down. These seven teams fit the mold, in order of longest drought. He has also worked for SI.

Dean Smith Dean Smith is a college basketball legend. But the Broncs have been red hot, winning 11 of 12 to close the regular season. All he has done in his time at Duke is win five national titlesmake 12 Final Fours, win 12 regular-season conference titles, and 14 conference tournament titles.

Inhe took the interim head-coaching job at the University of San Francisco for the sole purpose of getting his th career win. He won all three of his national championships at Indiana.

Inthey made a run to the championship game as the No. At UConn, he won three national titles, and at the time of his retirement, he was one win ahead of the great Adolph Rupp on the all-time coaching wins list.

During that time he turned the Wildcats into one of the premier programs in the country, and established himself as a college basketball legend.

Longest NCAA Tournament droughts on the line during Championship Week

Furman is the No. Show Comments 0 Related Content. Jim Boeheim Jim Boeheim is one of the all-time greats. On top of his career wins, Rupp won four national titles; made six Final Four appearances; coached 44 NBA Draft picks; and won five national Coach of the Year awards.

At the time of his retirement, Knight held the record for the most wins in a college basketball coaching career. Jim Calhoun Jim Calhoun cuts down the nets. Lefty Driesell Lefty Driesell is most well known for his time at Maryland.

NCAA Tournament: Throwback Thursday

Loyola has the most Cinderella potential of any team on this list, ranking No. Towson is still a long shot to go dancing, and went against the top three seeds in the regular season.Purdue has not won an NCAA Tournament game since the season, failing to make the tournament in and and losing to.

NCAA tournament appearance not enough to deem this season a success for Texas A&M

Two other times since Purdue has been a No. 2 seed, same as it is now, but in and ’98 didn’t get past the Sweet Purdue fans have started to look at the NCAA tournament the.

1980 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament

NCAA Tournament: Throwback Thursday He earned Big Ten MVP honors in and went as far as the regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament. since and leads the Big 12 in. The Vols have made it to the NCAA Tournament 21 times counting this season, and they hold a overall record in the tournament.

Tennessee is since the tournament expanded to 64 teams inand they’ve made the Big Dance 13 times (counting this year) in the 34 years since it’s had 64 teams. FOX Sports South takes a look at the NCAA tournament's 25 most storied games during the Sweet 16 round since -- the year the tourney expanded its field to 40 teams (it's 68 at present day.

A&M has only reached the round four times since The speculation surrounding A&M's postseason outlook ended on Sunday, as the team learned of its path for this year's NCAA tournament.

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