Winning the First One ... 

Active streaks of reaching the NCAA round-of-32
(prior to 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
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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