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Need Help, March Madness question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by FreddiePatek, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member


    I'm trying to track down a list of teams that have NEVER played in the NCAA basketball tournament. For whatever reason, I believe there are just three schools among the current eligible D-I's that haven't made it. I'm fairly certain The Citadel is one ... anyone know the others?
  2. Jesus, with 9856 teams in Division 1 now, who knows how many there are?
  3. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    Western Illinois.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    And they HOSTED the first one.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Now there's one set of fans that deserve to storm the court if they make the NCAAs.
  6. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    William and Mary never has made the NCAA tournament. In fact, the only time it made the NIT was in the 1982-83 season when it lost in the first round at Virginia Tech. I kid you not, there is a banner marking its NIT appearance in its arena.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    If the field had been 64 in the late 60's, they would have made it. But in recent years, the Big 10 sked has blown up the groundwork laid by a cushy non-con sked.
  8. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    OK, so far, we have:

    The Citadel
    Western Illinois (I could be very wrong, but it seems these guys won a Mid-Con title once, perhaps)
    William & Mary

    I'll vet these an any others y'all think of. There are 336 schools in D-1 and some of them, obviously, must be so new as to have not yet had a shot.
  9. Check the A-Sun. Several of those teams have never made it.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    UC Riverside in the Big West.
    I bet lots of the Big Sky teams haven't made it.
  11. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    I'm sure schools that haven't been in Division I long such as Elon haven't made it, either.
  12. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Yeah, I'm thinking at this point this is a very long list. I'm just going to subtract the teams that have been in at least one tournament from the current list of 336. I guess my real interest is in long-time D1 programs such as Northwestern and The Citadel.
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