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15 Best Teams That Did Not Win the NCAA Tournament

These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.
15 Best Teams That Did Not Win the NCAA Tournament

This college basketball season has been characterized by one thing – parity – and it’s a label that has carried over into the NCAA Tournament. But that’s not always the case as there often has been a team that has clearly separated itself from the rest of the pack. However, that regular season or even early Tournament domination hasn’t always been punctuated with a national championship.

 

15 Best Teams That Did Not Win the NCAA Tournament

These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.
These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.

The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament.

 

College Basketball 2014-15: NC State Wolfpack Team Preview

Cat Barber looks to fill void left by T.J. Warren
College Basketball 2014-15: NC State Wolfpack Team Preview

NC State can’t replace T.J. Warren — the ACC Player of the Year and the school’s first NBA Lottery pick since 1996 — with just one player. So the Wolfpack, coming off of a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, won’t try to.

College Basketball: Ranking the ACC Coaches for 2014-15

Duke's Mike Krzyzewski leads impressive roster of coaches
College Basketball: Ranking the ACC Coaches for 2014-15

Even in years before conference realignment, the charter members of the ACC more often than not could boast the best roster of coaches in the country.

Now that the league has ballooned to 15 basketball members, this is almost an unfair contest.

15 Best Teams That Did Not Win the NCAA Tournament

These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.
These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.

The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Tournament Thursday Night Recap: Clutch at Louisville, Texas' buzzer beater, NC State's collapse

T.J. Warren was on the wrong side of an NCAA Tournament heartbreaker
NCAA Tournament Thursday Night Recap: Oklahoma upset, NC State's collapse

The first night of the NCAA Tournament brought one of the biggest upsets of the day, the biggest collapse and an upset avoided.

Here’s what you may have missed.

Most clutch performance: Luke Hancock, Louisville

College Basketball's Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85

Tony Barbee's rough tenure ended earlier this season
<p> College Basketball's Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85</p>

Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one.

The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching tenures in the six major conference since the NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985.

NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday Reaction: Virginia, NC State up. SMU, Louisville down

Cavaliers take the last No. 1 seed, Wolfpack heads to Dayton
NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday Reaction: Virginia, NC State up. SMU, Louisville down

As usual, the first surprises of the NCAA Tournament start with Selection Sunday. The brackets you’ve just printed may still be warm, and a few teams are still in shock.

NC State is in. SMU is out. Virginia is No. 1. And Louisville is not happy.

Those aren't the only teams taking a long look at the next three weeks. Here's what stood out from the Selection Show and what we learned about the NCAA selection committee this time around.

N.C. State's T.J. Warren earns National Player of the Week honors

Duke's Jabari Parker adds top freshman award
N.C. State's T.J. Warren earns National Player of the Week honors

NC State isn’t where it wants to be this season, but at least with T.J. Warren, the Wolfpack are appointment viewing.

The sophomore showed why NC State could be considered a sleeper in the ACC Tournament with a pair of 40-point games this week.

Warren scored 41 points in a 74-67 road upset of Pittsburgh on Monday and then added 42 in a 78-68 against Boston College on Sunday to earn Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors.

Against Boston College, Warren added 13 rebounds, including four in the offensive end.

College Basketball: The ACC's top transfers, freshmen and more for 2013-14

We begin our look at the new faces that will define each conference race
We begin our look at the new faces that will define each conference race

The ACC will be defined by new faces more than most: Primarily the arrival of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame for 2013-14.

Beyond the arrival of one basketball power and two consistent Big East programs, the ACC will have a handful of key new players who could determine the league race in the upcoming season.

Freshmen, transfers, redshirted players and key guys returning from injury can define a season. Today, we start our series highlighting the impact new faces for each league, starting with the ACC.

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