NCAA Tournament wins by school: Most national championships in March Madness history

first_imgSo much has to go right for a school win the NCAA Tournament, and sometimes even historically great teams get tripped up in March.The undefeated Kentucky team featuring Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein, for example, lost to Wisconsin in the 2014-15 Final Four. The Fab Five at Michigan famously lost to North Carolina in the 1992-93 national championship game. But over the years, certain programs have been more capable of surviving March Madness than others. These powerhouses are seemingly always in play late in the tournament, guided by strong coaches and a consistent influx of talent.MORE: Most national championships by coachUCLA still has claimed the most national titles with 11, though it hasn’t won it all since 1995. Kentucky ranks second with eight championships in its history, while North Carolina boasts six. Others, such as Duke and Indiana, are close behind at five apiece and could add to their tallies in the coming years.  We’ve assembled a comprehensive list of teams with the most NCAA Tournament victories, starting with the Bruins in first place.List of national championship wins by schoolSchoolNational titlesMost recentRunner-up finishesUCLA1119952Kentucky820124North Carolina620175Duke520156Indiana519871Connecticut420140Kansas320086Villanova320181Cincinnati219621Florida220071Louisville219860Michigan State220001North Carolina State219830Oklahoma State219460San Francisco219560Arizona119971Arkansas119941California119591City College of New York119500Georgetown119843Holy Cross119470La Salle119540Loyola (Ill.)119630Marquette119771Maryland120020Ohio State119604Oregon119390Stanford119420Syracuse120032UNLV119900Utah119441Texas El-Paso119660Wisconsin119411Wyoming119430Which school has won the most NCAA Tournament games?It turns out UCLA no longer leads the country in NCAA Tournament victories, even though it’s maintained its lead in national championships. Kentucky has enjoyed several eras of success but perhaps none more fruitful than its current run under John Calipari. The Wildcats recently jumped ahead of North Carolina to take ownership of the most all-time wins. The Tar Heels remain in striking distance, though, and Duke is not far behind either.SchoolWinsLossesWinning percentageKentucky*12852.711North Carolina12446.729Duke11137.750Kansas10746.699UCLA*10642.716Louisville*7643.639Syracuse*6839.636Indiana6634.660Michigan State6531.677Villanova*6436.640*Includes vacated winslast_img

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