03/11/2007 (Selection Sunday)

Lute Olson and Bob Knight break Dean Smith's record of NCAA Tournament Appearances with 28.

Lute Olson ties Dean Smith's record for consecutive tournament appearances with his 23rd straight.  Since 1979, he has coached in the NCAA Tournament every year except 1984.

Duke's #6 seed marks the first time since 1996 that they have not been a top 4 seed.  Duke was a #8 seed that year.  They had been a #1 seed 8 of the previous 9 tournaments.

Most Consecutive Tournament Appearances (minimum of 5)
Arizona (23)
Kansas (18)
Kentucky (16)
Duke (12)
Michigan State (10)
Florida (9)
Gonzaga (9)
Texas (9)
Wisconsin (9)
Illinois (8)
Pittsburgh (6)
Southern Illinois (6)

String of at least 5 Tournament Appearances snappped
Alabama (5)
Connecticut (5)
North Carolina State (5)

New Teams (1)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi