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Men's Basketball Final Four History

 
Championship · Final Four
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four is the national semifinals of the major college basketball teams in Division 1. The event normally takes place on the first Saturday in April with the two winners eventually meeting on Monday for the championship.

Since the tournament expanded in 1985 to 64 teams, there have only been two years where the Final Four didn’t have a No. 1 seed which occurred in 2011 and 2006.

Meanwhile, there has only been one instance where all four No. 1 seeds reached the Final Four, which took place in 2008 when Kansas, Memphis, North Carolina and UCLA earned regional bids.

The school with the most Final Four appearances since 1985 is Duke with 12 and right behind them is Kentucky with eight.

The Duke Blue Devils have made the most consecutive appearances with five between 1988 and 1992.

The most teams from a conference that made the same Final Four was three, which occurred in 1985 when St. John’s, Georgetown and Villanova earned bids from the Big East.

The 2016 Final Four will be at NRG Stadium from Houston, Texas.

NCAA Final Four History (1985-Present)
Year (Seed) Schools
2015 (1) Kentucky, (1) Duke, (1) Wisconsin, (7) Michigan State
2014 (1) Florida, (2) Wisconsin, (7) UConn, (8) Kentucky
2013 (1) Louisville, (4) Syracuse, (4) Michigan, (9) Wichita State
2012 (1) Kentucky, (2) Kansas, (2) Ohio State, (4) Louisville
2011 (3) UConn, (4) Kentucky, (8) Butler, (11) VCU
2010 (1) Duke, (2) West Virginia, (5) Butler, (5) Michigan State
2009 (1) North Carolina, (1) Connecticut, (2) Michigan State, (3) Villanova
2008 (1) Kansas, (1) Memphis, (1) North Carolina, (1) UCLA
2007 (1) Florida, (1) Ohio State, (2) Georgetown, (2) UCLA
2006 (2) UCLA, (3) Florida, (4) LSU, (11) George Mason
2005 (1) North Carolina, (1) Illinois, (14) Louisville, (5) Michigan State
2004 (1) Duke, (2) Connecticut, (2) Oklahoma State, (3) Georgia Tech
2003 (1) Texas, (2) Kansas, (3) Marquette, (3) Syracuse
2002 (1) Maryland, (1) Kansas, (2) Oklahoma, (5) Indiana
2001 (1) Duke, (1) Michigan State, (2) Arizona, (3) Maryland
2000 (1) Michigan State, (5) Florida, (8) North Carolina, (8) Wisconsin
1999 (1) Connecticut, (1) Duke, (1) Michigan State, (4) Ohio State
1998 (1) North Carolina, (2) Kentucky, (3) Stanford, (3) Utah
1997 (1) Kentucky, (1) Minnesota, (1) North Carolina, (4) Arizona
1996 (1) Kentucky, (1) UMass, (4) Syracuse, (5) Mississippi State
1995 (1) UCLA, (2) Arkansas, (2) North Carolina, (4) Oklahoma State
1994 (1) Arkansas, (2) Arizona, (2) Duke, (3) Florida
1993 (1) North Carolina, (1) Kentucky, (1) Michigan, (2) Kansas
1992 (1) Duke, (2) Indiana, (4) Cincinnati, (6) Michigan
1991 (1) UNLV, (1) North Carolina, (2) Duke, (3) Kansas
1990 (1) UNLV, (3) Duke, (4) Georgia Tech, (4) Arkansas
1989 (1) Illinois, (2) Duke, (3) Seton Hall, (3) Michigan
1988 (1) Arizona, (1) Oklahoma, (2) Duke, (6) Kansas
1987 (1) UNLV, (1) Indiana, (2) Syracuse, (6) Providence
1986 (1) Duke, (1) Kansas, (2) Louisville, (11) LSU
1985 (1) St. John's, (1) Georgetown, (2) Memphis, (8) Villanova
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