Busting Brackets

Kansas and these teams extend their longest active NCAA Tournament appearances streak

Several teams extended their NCAA Tournament appearance streaks with the reveal of the 2024 March Madness bracket.
Mar 13, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Johnny Furphy (10) shoots the ball while guarded.
Mar 13, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Johnny Furphy (10) shoots the ball while guarded. / Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

The at 2024 March Madness bracket is set several teams extended their active NCAA Tournament appearance streaks. It doesn't matter what seed you get along the way, in is in.

Kansas* holds the longest active streak at 35 straight years of making it to the NCAA Tournament. They have made the tournament every single year in the Bill Self era and it does not look like that streak is going to be ending any time soon.

The Jayhawks have been to eight Final Fours and five National Championships going 2-3 in those games since this streak started. Kansas was awarded the four-seed in the Midwest region this year.

The next closest team with an active streak is Michigan State with 26 straight appearances. The Spartans have made the tournament since head coach Tom Izzo's third year with the program. He was not able to lead his team to the Big Dance in his first two years, but it has been March Madness bliss for this team ever since.

The Spartans have made it to eight Final Fours and won a National Championship in 2000 during this streak. Michigan State was awarded the nine-seed in the West region this year as they worked in the Big Ten Tournament to earn their spot.

Gonzaga comes in at third extending their streak to 25 straight appearances getting into the tournament as an at-large team after losing to St. Mary's in the West Coast Conference. Mark Few joins Bill Self and Tom Izzo in taking his team to 20 or more straight NCAA Tournaments.

The Zags snuck in as a five-seed this year in the Midwest region taking on McNeese in the first round. This program has also been ranked in the top 25 every season except for the 2001-2002 season under Few.

The numbers start to get smaller as we get to this part of the list, but Purdue comes in next with thier ninth straight appearance in the tournament. Houston and Tennessee both extended thier streaks to six, with Houston coming in as a one-seed this year. Baylor and Colgate round out the group with five straight appearances

Iowa lost their streak as they were not able to get it done this year. They might of had a better chance if they beat Ohio State in their first game of the Big Ten Tournament, but the Buckeyes were just too hot for the Hawkeyes.

*: Kansas did have their 2018 appearance vacated for NCAA violations, but it was after they had already attended the

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