What Team Has The Most March Madness Wins?

what team has the most march madness wins

March Madness is a term used to describe the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament held every year at the end of the season to determine the National Champion. This tournament features 68 of the best Division I teams in the nation. It is a single-elimination tournament that takes place over a few weeks in March. To win the March Madness tournament, a team has to win at least six games in a row. This is an incredibly difficult task as the March Madness tournament is known for its thrilling upsets.

Men’s March Madness Most Wins

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team has the most March Madness tournament wins with a total of 129 wins. The Wildcats compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the regular season. In the tournament, the University of Kentucky Wildcats have an average of 2.2 wins with every tournament appearance. In total, the Wildcats have made 58 appearances in the tournament, including their first appearance in 1942. The Wildcats have three more March Madness wins than the University of North Carolina Tarheels, who have the second-most March Madness wins with 126. 

Men’s March Madness Most National Championship Titles

The University of California-Los Angeles Bruins have the most March Madness National Championship titles with a total of 11. They compete in the Pac-12 Conference, which features numerous highly competitive basketball programs from the West Coast. In total, there have been 36 different teams that have won a National Championship in men’s basketball. The championship titles for UCLA came in the 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, and 1995 seasons. John Wooden was the head coach who led the Bruins to 10 of those National Championship titles. This was a truly dominant team as they won seven titles in a row between 1967 and 1973.

Women’s March Madness Most Wins

The NCAA March Madness tournament for women’s basketball is formatted the same way as for men’s basketball. In order to claim victory, a team has to win all of their games in a 68 team bracket. As of 2021, the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship started to receive official recognition as a part of March Madness.

At the conclusion of the 2020-2021 season, the Tennesee Volunteers held the record for most wins in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament with 126. However, they are closely followed by the University of Connecticut Huskies, who have 125 all-time wins in women’s March Madness.

Women’s March Madness Most National Championship Titles

The University of Connecticut has earned the most National Championship titles in women’s basketball history, with a total of 11. The team’s championship titles came in 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. The University of Connecticut women’s basketball program is historically one of the most dominant programs in the nation. Between 2014 and 2017, the team went completely undefeated, which spanned 867 days and included 111 wins. In total, the University of Connecticut women’s basketball program has had six undefeated seasons, which were all capped off by National Championship victories.