March Madness Winners / NCAA Men's Basketball Championship

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March Madness


The NCAA March Madness is a single-elimination basketball competition featuring 68 teams from Division I of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) that is held each spring in the United States. The National Association of Basketball Trainers first held this competition in 1939, and Harold Olsen, the coach at Ohio State, proposed the concept. It is currently one of the most well-known sporting activities conducted in the United States, and it takes place in March. Most championship winners come from the 32 Division I conferences, and an NCAA selection group chooses these teams.


March Madness Winners List


The NCAA Men's National Championship events are listed below by year. It displays winners, runner-ups, final scores, and years.


March Madness Winners
YearWinnerrunner-upFinal Score
1939OregonOhio State46–43
1940IndianaKansas60–42
1941WisconsinWashington State39–34
1942StanfordDartmouth53–38
1943WyomingGeorgetown46–34
1944UtahDartmouth42–40
1945Oklahoma A&MNew York49–45
1946Oklahoma A&MNorth Carolina43–40
1947Holy CrossOklahoma58–47
1948KentuckyBaylor58–42
1949KentuckyOklahoma State46–36
1950CCNYBradley71–68
1951KentuckyKansas State68–58
1952KansasSt. John's (N.Y.)80–63
1953IndianaKansas69–68
1954La SalleBradley92–76
1955San FranciscoLa Salle77–63
1956San FranciscoIowa83–71
1957North CarolinaKansas54–53
1958KentuckySeattle84–72
1959California (Berkeley)West Virginia71–70
1960Ohio StateCalifornia (Berkeley)75–55
1961CincinnatiOhio State70–65
1962CincinnatiOhio State71–59
1963Loyola (Ill.)Cincinnati60–58
1964UCLADuke98–83
1965UCLAMichigan91–80
1966Texas WesternKentucky72–65
1967UCLADayton79–64
1968UCLANorth Carolina78–55
1969UCLAPurdue92–72
1970UCLAJacksonville80–69
1971UCLAVillanova68–62
1972UCLAFlorida State81–76
1973UCLAMemphis State87–66
1974North Carolina StateMarquette76–64
1975UCLAKentucky92–85
1976IndianaMichigan86–68
1977MarquetteNorth Carolina67–59
1978KentuckyDuke94–88
1979Michigan StateIndiana State75–64
1980LouisvilleUCLA59–54
1981IndianaNorth Carolina63–50
1982North CarolinaGeorgetown63–62
1983North Carolina StateHouston54–52
1984GeorgetownHouston84–75
1985VillanovaGeorgetown66–64
1986LouisvilleDuke72–69
1987IndianaSyracuse74–73
1988KansasOklahoma83–79
1989MichiganSeton Hall80–79
1990UNLVDuke103–73
1991DukeKansas72–65
1992DukeMichigan71–51
1993North CarolinaMichigan77–71
1994ArkansasDuke76–72
1995UCLAArkansas89–78
1996KentuckySyracuse76–67
1997ArizonaKentucky84–79
1998KentuckyUtah78–69
1999ConnecticutDuke77–74
2000Michigan StateFlorida89–76
2001DukeArizona82–72
2002MarylandIndiana64–52
2003SyracuseKansas81–78
2004ConnecticutGeorgia Tech82–73
2005North CarolinaIllinois75–70
2006FloridaUCLA73–57
2007FloridaOhio State84–75
2008KansasMemphis75–68
2009North CarolinaMichigan State89–72
2010DukeButler61–59
2011ConnecticutButler53–41
2012KentuckyKansas67–59
2013Louisville*Michigan82–76
2014ConnecticutKentucky60–54
2015DukeWisconsin68–63
2016VillanovaNorth Carolina77–74
2017North CarolinaGonzaga71–65
2018VillanovaMichigan79–62
2019VirginiaTexas Tech85–77
2020not held**
2021BaylorGonzaga86–70
2022KansasNorth Carolina72–69
2023UConnSan Diego State76–59



*Due to rules violations between 2011 and 2015, Louisville's championship was annulled in 2018.


**Due to the coronavirus outbreak, a tournament has been postponed.


Key Factors in Winning


Key factors in winning the NCAA Basketball Championship are given below:


  • Data Understanding

  • Data Cleaning

  • Methodology

  • Modeling/ categorized


Top Contenders for the 2023–24 Tournament


The top contenders with the best probability of making the Final Four and winning the championship are as follows:


Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY


Final Four: UConn, North Carolina, Houston, and Purdue
Championship: UConn over Purdue


Dan Wolken, USA TODAY


Final Four: UConn, Saint Mary's, Houston, and Creighton
Championship: UConn over Houston


Dick Vitale, ESPN


Final Four: UConn, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Baylor
Champions: UConn


Jay Bilas, ESPN


Final Four: UConn, Houston, Purdue, and Arizona
Champions: UConn


Pat Forde, Sports Illustrated


Final Four: UConn, Houston, Baylor, and Creighton
Championship: UConn over Houston


Kerry Miller, Bleacher Report


Final Four: UConn, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky
Championship: UConn over Tennessee


Jerry Palm, CBS Sports


Final Four: UConn, Houston, Arizona, and Purdue
Championship: Purdue over Arizona


March Madness 2024 FAQs

Q. What team has won the most NCAA men's championships?

A. Regarding titles, UCLA is in first place due to the Bruins' record 11 victories.

Q. Which NCAA team has the longest winning streak?

A. The Oklahoma Sooners hold the record for the longest NCAA Division I winning run in American college football, having won 47 straight contests between 1953 and 1957.

Q. What do you call 5 wins in a row?

A. A winning streak, often called a hot or win streak, is a continuous run of victories in games or contests. Typically, a winning streak is defined as at least two victories, not followed by defeats or ties/draws.

Q. What is a game in which no one wins called?

A. The term "Draw" refers to a specific circumstance for any match in which neither side prevails.

Q. When will the March Madness 2024 conclude?

A. The 2023–24 season's March Madness will conclude on April 8.