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NCAA Tournament: Repeat Final Four Appearances

Posted by Andrew McKillop on April 2, 2011

Updated: 4/6/2011

For the fifth year in a row there is a team (Butler) that has made a repeat trip to the Final Four.  Butler has history on its side today as it tries to make the NCAA Tournament’s Championship Game for the second year in a row.  Title game runner-ups that make it to the Final Four their next season; have made it back to the title game seven out of nine times (77%).  Three out of those seven teams have won the title game.  Be sure to checkout the breakdown below of teams that have made repeat Final Four appearances.

Legend: Rec (Final Four Record)

Team Year 1 Rec Year 2 Rec
Arkansas 1994 2-0 1995 1-1
Butler 2010 1-1 2011 1-1
California 1959 2-0 1960 1-1
Cincinnati 1959 0-1 1960 0-1
Cincinnati 1960 0-1 1961 2-0
Cincinnati 1961 2-0 1962 2-0
Cincinnati 1962 2-0 1963 1-1
Duke 1963 0-1 1964 1-1
Duke 1988 0-1 1989 0-1
Duke 1989 0-1 1990 1-1
Duke 1990 1-1 1991 2-0
Duke 1991 2-0 1992 2-0
Florida 2006 2-0 2007 2-0
Georgetown 1984 2-0 1985 1-1
Holy Cross 1947 2-0 1948 0-1
Houston 1967 0-1 1968 0-1
Houston 1982 0-1 1983 1-1
Houston 1983 1-1 1984 1-1
Illinois 1951 0-1 1952 0-1
Iowa 1955 0-1 1956 1-1
Kansas 1952 2-0 1953 1-1
Kansas 2002 0-1 2003 1-1
Kentucky 1948 2-0 1949 2-0
Kentucky 1996 2-0 1997 1-1
Kentucky 1997 1-1 1998 2-0
La Salle 1954 2-0 1955 1-1
Louisville 1982 0-1 1983 0-1
Maryland 2001 0-1 2002 2-0
Michigan 1964 0-1 1965 1-1
Michigan 1992 1-1 1993 1-1
Michigan St 1999 0-1 2000 2-0
Michigan St 2000 2-0 2001 0-1
Michigan St 2009 1-1 2010 0-1
North Carolina 1967 0-1 1968 1-1
North Carolina 1968 1-1 1969 0-1
North Carolina 1981 1-1 1982 2-0
North Carolina 1997 0-1 1998 0-1
North Carolina 2008 0-1 2009 2-0
Ohio St 1944 0-1 1945 0-1
Ohio St 1945 0-1 1946 0-1
Ohio St 1960 2-0 1961 1-1
Ohio St 1961 1-1 1962 1-1
Oklahoma St 1945 2-0 1946 2-0
San Francisco 1955 2-0 1956 2-0
San Francisco 1956 2-0 1957 0-1
UCLA 1964 2-0 1965 2-0
UCLA 1967 2-0 1968 2-0
UCLA 1968 2-0 1969 2-0
UCLA 1969 2-0 1970 2-0
UCLA 1970 2-0 1971 2-0
UCLA 1971 2-0 1972 2-0
UCLA 1972 2-0 1973 2-0
UCLA 1973 2-0 1974 0-1
UCLA 1974 0-1 1975 2-0
UCLA 1975 2-0 1976 0-1
UCLA 2006 1-1 2007 0-1
UCLA 2007 0-1 2008 0-1
UNLV 1990 2-0 1991 1-1

 

Reference: HoopsTournament.net NCAA Tournament Database

 

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