03/12/2006 (Selection Sunday)

Top 10 Longest Span between appearances
Team Year Year Span
1 Brown 1939 1986 47 years
Stanford 1942 1989 47 years
Wisconsin 1947 1994 47 years
4 Lafayette 1957 1999 42 years
Air Force 1962 2004 42 years
6 Iowa State 1944 1985 41 years
7 Washington State 1941 1980 39 years
Canisius 1957 1996 39 years
9 Baylor 1950 1988 38 years
Miami, Florida 1960 1998 38 years

Most Consecutive Tournament Appearances (minimum of 5)
Arizona (22)
Kansas (17)
Kentucky (15)
Duke (11)
Michigan State (9)
Florida (8)
Gonzaga (8)
Texas (8)
Wisconsin (8)
Illinois (7)
Alabama (5)
Connecticut (5)
North Carolina State (5)
Pittsburgh (5)
Southern Illinois (5)

String of at least 5 Tournament Appearances snappped
Cincinnati (14)
Stanford (11)
Oklahoma State (8)
Wake Forest (5)

Most Consecutive Years having at least one team from a state in the Tournament
California (57)
Kentucky (43)
New York (34)
North Carolina (33)
Pennsylvania (30)
Texas (29)
Ohio (25)
Oklahoma (25)
Kansas (23)
Arizona (22)
Utah (12)
South Carolina (11)
Alabama (10)

String of at least 10 consecutive years with at least one team from a state snapped
Mississippi (11)

New Teams (2)
Albany
Belmont

New Coaches (11)
Will Brown, Albany
Rick Byrd, Belmont
Jeff Bzdelik, Air Force
Jim Christian, Kent State
Bobby Collins, Hampton
Rob Jeter, Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jim Les, Bradley
Sean Miller, Xavier
John Pelphrey, South Alabama
Scott Sutton, Oral Roberts
Mark Turgeon, Wichita State