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Conference Tournament Records of NCAA Basketball Champions

Posted by Andrew McKillop on March 9, 2011

Updated: 4/6/2011

When a team has success in their conference’s post-season tournament, it can set the stage for a long NCAA Tournament run.  Over 60% of applicable NCAA Tournament champions (conference tournament didn’t always exist), have won their conference’s post-season tournament.  It’s also important to note every applicable NCAA Tournament champion has won at least one game in their conference’s post-season tournament.  Check the breakdown below.

Legend: Abbreviations, Conf (Conference)

Year NCAA Champion Conf Conf Tourny Record
1948 Kentucky SEC 4-0
1949 Kentucky SEC 4-0
1951 Kentucky SEC 3-1
1957 North Carolina ACC 3-0
1974 NC St ACC 2-0
1980 Louisville MECA 2-0
1982 North Carolina ACC 3-0
1983 NC St ACC 3-0
1984 Georgetown EAST 3-0
1985 Villanova EAST 1-1
1986 Louisville MECA 2-0
1988 Kansas B8 1-1
1990 UNLV BWEST 3-0
1991 Duke ACC 1-1
1992 Duke ACC 3-0
1993 North Carolina ACC 2-1
1994 Arkansas SEC 1-1
1996 Kentucky SEC 2-1
1998 Kentucky SEC 3-0
1999 Connecticut EAST 3-0
2000 Michigan St B10 3-0
2001 Duke ACC 3-0
2002 Maryland ACC 1-1
2003 Syracuse EAST 1-1
2004 Connecticut EAST 3-0
2005 North Carolina ACC 1-1
2006 Florida SEC 3-0
2007 Florida SEC 3-0
2008 Kansas B12 3-0
2009 North Carolina ACC 1-1
2010 Duke ACC 3-0
2010 Connecticut EAST 5-0

 

References: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com, The ACC.com ACC Tournament Results 1968-74, 1954-60, SEC’s Men’s Basketball 2010-11 Media Guide (PDF)

 

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