The 10 NCAA Tournament Dry Spells Most Likely to End This Season

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The 10 NCAA Tournament Dry Spells Most Likely to End This Season
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For teams like Massachusetts, NCAA tournament dry spells have lasted so long that the "Macarena" was still cool the last time they made the Big Dance.

Unlike Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Michigan State and Wisconsin—teams that have been in every tournament since 2000—this list features teams that haven't made a single tournament in at least 15 years but ones that have a realistic chance of finally breaking that streak this season.

In case you weren't sure, 15 years is a long time. BuzzFeed's Arielle Calderon wrote an article in August 2013, highlighting 25 things that were totally normal in 1999, including such now-foreign concepts as rewinding VHS tapes, saving files on a floppy disk and burning CDs to play in your Sony Walkman. 

Heck, a couple of these teams were still listening to eight tracks on the way to their last NCAA tournament game.

Will this be the year they finally snap out of what must feel like an eternal funk?


The following slides are sorted in alphabetical order of school. Unless otherwise noted, stats are current through the start of play on Thursday, Jan. 23, and courtesy of ESPN or

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