The List: Top 10 teams with most NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament wins

March 16, 2012


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The List: Top 10 teams with most

NCAA basketball Tourney wins

Jason deBruyn
Staff Writer – Triangle Business Journal (Raleigh-Durham)
Given the basketball tradition of the Atlantic Coast Conference, it might come as no surprise that the ACC boasts more all-time wins – 355 – in the NCAA Tournament than any other conference.

The league also has the highest winning percentage at .665.

 Top NCAA Division I Teams (information precedes the 2012 tournament)

#1. North Carolina – Appearances: 42 | Wins: 105 (tied)

#1. Kentucky – Appearances: 51 | Wins: 105 (tied)

#3. Duke – Appearances: 35 | Wins: 96

#4. UCLA – Appearances: 42 | Wins: 95

#5. Kansas – Appearances: 39 | Wins: 87

#6. Indiana – Appearances: 36 | Wins: 60 (tied)

#6. Louisville – Appearances: 37 | Wins: 60 (tied)

#8. Syracuse – Appearances: 34 | Wins: 53

#9. Michigan State – Appearances: 25 | Wins: 52

#10. Connecticut – Appearances: 28 | Wins: 50


Duke gets booted out of 2012 NCAA men’s basketball tournament with upset loss to Lehigh

Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. — C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Lehigh became the sixth No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 and the first since Norfolk State pulled off the trick earlier in the day.


Norfolk State University (of the MEAC) defeats Missouri in the NCAA tournament

WVEC -ABC Norfolk

OMAHA, NEBRASKA —  Norfolk State University’s men’s basketball team defeated the Missouri Tigers in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday Night. The final score was 86-84 Norfolk State.

NSU was  the 15th seed in the west for March Madness and Missouri was seeded #2.

The win was the biggest upset in the tournament since 2001,  when 15th seeded Hampton University beat Iowa State. Hampton is located not far from the Norfolk State campus in Virginia.


North Carolina State beats Georgetown with tough defense, 66-63

By J.P. Giglio
News & Observer

COLUMBUS, Ohio- N.C. State University hasn’t had any problem playing with good teams this season, just beating them.
That changed on Sunday in the third round of the NCAA tournament, just when the Wolfpack needed it most. With one of its best defensive efforts of the season, and 14 points from Scott Wood, 11th-seeded N.C. State beat 3rd-seeded Georgetown 66-63 in the 3rd round of the NCAA tournament.
The win gives the NCSU Wolfpack (24-12), and first-year coach Mark Gottfried, a spot in the Midwest Regional in St. Louis in the round of 16, N.C. State’s first Sweet 16 trip since 2005 and only second since 1989.

North Carolina State, coached by Jim Valvano, won the NCAA national title with a 54-52 victory in the final game over Houston in 1983.


2012 NCAA men’s basketball tournament regional semifinal TV times

Wisconsin vs. Syracuse, 7:15 p.m. – CBS
Louisville vs. Michigan State, 7:47 p.m. – TBS
Cincinnati vs. Ohio State, 9:45 p.m. – CBS
Florida vs. Marquette, 10:17 p.m. – TBS

Top-seeded Syracuse edged Wisconsin 64-63 when the Badgers had the ball for the final 18 seconds but couldn’t score. Then second-seeded Ohio State dominated Cincinnati 81-66 in the other semifinal game.

Louisville knock off top-seeded Michigan State 57-44 Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals.

Florida Gators top Marquette, advance to the Elite Eight. The No. 7 seed Gators (26-10) have played their way into a second consecutive berth in the Elite Eight after a 68-58 victory over the third-seeded Golden Eagles (27-8) on Thursday night in Phoenix.

Baylor vs. Xavier, 7:15 p.m. – CBS
North Carolina vs. Ohio, 7:47 p.m. – TBS
Kentucky vs. Indiana, 9:45 p.m. – CBS
Kansas vs. N.C. State, 10:17 p.m. – TBS

UNC holds off Ohio 73-65 in overtime in NCAA to make it once again to the Elite Eight.

Kansas sends N.C. State packing, 60-57 in NCAA Midwest Regional. Instead of an historic 4th meeting between N.C. State and UNC, the first in the NCAA tournament between the two rivals, Kansas will get a rematch of the 2008 Final Four with UNC.

Third-seeded Baylor did enough to shake off a fight-to-the-finish Xavier squad, 75-70. Baylor makes its 2nd return trip to Elite Eight, in 3 seasons, in South Regional final. On Sunday they will face No. 1 Kentucky.

Kentucky gets revenge, dispatches Indiana 102-90. The 102 points marked UK’s most productive offensive night in the NCAA Tournament since a 110-72 victory over San Jose State in 1996. Kentucky (35-2) advanced to Sunday’s South Regional finals. The Cats will play Baylor at 2:20 p.m. EDT for a berth in the Final Four.

2012 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Elite Eight Regional TV times

Note: All times Eastern.

Saturday, March 24
#7 Florida vs. #4 Louisville, 4:30 p.m. – CBS, West
US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ

#2 Ohio State vs. #1 Syracuse, 7:05 p.m. – CBS, East
TD Garden, Boston, MA

Sunday, March 25
#3 Baylor vs. #1 Kentucky 2:20 p.m. – CBS, South
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

#2 Kansas vs. #1 North Carolina 5:05 p.m. – CBS, Midwest
Edwards Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO

For the second consecutive season, Florida couldn’t hold an 11-point lead in the final minutes of a regional final. The seventh-seeded Gators led No. 4 seed Louisville 65-54 with 8:16 to play, but the Cardinals outscored UF 18-3 to rally for a 72-68 victory on Saturday at the US Airways Arena and earn a berth in the Final Four as West Region champion.
Ohio State defeats Syracuse 77 – 70, earns berth in Final Four. Syracuse guard Dion Waiters’ three-point play cut Ohio State’s lead to 70-67 with 36.8 seconds to play, but the Buckeyes made 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch to preserve their triumph. Syracuse was called for 29 fouls in the game, and Ohio State (31-7) made 31 of 42 free throws.
No. 1 Kentucky over powers Baylor for 15th Final Four. Top-seeded Kentucky cruised into the Final Four for the second year in a row.

For only the 6th time in 25 years, the Final Four will not include an ACC team

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2012 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Final Four TV times
Note: All times Eastern
Saturday March 31
#1 Kentuck vs. #4 Louisville – 6:00 PM – CBS
Kentucky off to title game, beats Louisville 69-61
Saturday March 31  
#2 Kansas vs #2 Ohio State Approximately 8:49 PM – CBS
Kansas rallies to defeat Ohio State 64-62, in an NCAA Final Four game they trailed until late.
National Championship
Monday, April 2
#1 Kentuck vs. #2 Kansas 9:00 PM – CBS
Kentucky fought its way strongly in the NCAA Tournament and Kansas 67-59 to claim its 8th national championship and first in 14 years.

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