Winning the First Game (includes Stanford's win on 11/12)

Active streaks of reaching the NCAA round-of-32
(thru games on Nov. 12, 2009; includes some seasons with field of fewer than 32 teams)

27 – North Carolina  (1982-2008)
16 – Notre Dame  (1993-2008)
15 – Virginia  (1994-2008)
14 – Texas A&M  (1995-2008)
12 – UCLA  (1997-2008)
9 – Portland  (2000-08)
6 – Duke  (2003-08)
4 – Florida State  (2005-08) 
4 – Stanford  (2006-09) 
4 – USC  (2005-08)

note: Illinois had advanced to the NCAA second round (final-32) each of the previous five seasons (2004-08), but the Fighting Illini failed to qualify for the 2009 NCAAs

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