Duke and Schools with the Most NCAA Tournament Championship Game Losses

Duke Lost Its Last (And Sixth) NCAA Championship Game In 1999 To The Connecticut Huskies

Duke Lost Its Last (And Sixth) NCAA Championship Game In 1999 To The Connecticut Huskies

Duke, of course, is one of the greatest schools in NCAA Tournament history, especially through the modern era. When you’re so good, you put yourself in position for big wins – but sometimes, also, for big losses.

The Blue Devils have lost the most NCAA Championship Games, for example. They and the Kansas Jayhawks have lost the final game six times.

Duke has lost to six different schools, and if Wisconsin does to it what it did to Kentucky a couple of days ago, the Badgers will become the seventh (and give Duke sole possession of the record).

Michigan rounds out the top three with five losses of its own.

At least Duke and Kansas have won four and three titles apiece. Michigan is 1-5 all time in the Finals. You can see every school’s NCAA Championship Game W-L record here, in a previous Sports List of the Day post.

RUNNER-UP L YEARS WINNER
1. Duke 6 1964 UCLA
1978 Kentucky
1986 Louisville
1990 UNLV
1994 Arkansas
1999 Connecticut
1. Kansas 6 1940 Indiana
1953 Indiana
1957 North Carolina
1991 Duke
2003 Syracuse
2012 Kentucky
3. Michigan 5 1965 UCLA
1976 Indiana
1992 Duke
1993 North Carolina
2013 Louisville
4. North Carolina 4 1946 Oklahoma State
1968 UCLA
1977 Marquette
1981 Indiana
4. Ohio State 4 1939 Oregon
1961 Cincinnati
1962 Cincinnati
2007 Florida
4. Kentucky 4 1966 UTEP
1975 UCLA
1997 Arizona
2014 Connecticut
7. Georgetown 3 1943 Wyoming
1982 North Carolina
1985 Villanova
8. UCLA 2 1980 Louisville
2006 Florida
8. Syracuse 2 1987 Indiana
1996 Kentucky
8. Bradley 2 1950 CCNY
1954 La Salle
8. Butler 2 2010 Duke
2011 Connecticut
8. Dartmouth 2 1942 Stanford
1944 Utah
8. Houston 2 1983 NC State
1984 Georgetown
8. Oklahoma 2 1947 Holy Cross
1988 Kansas
15. Indiana 1 2002 Maryland
15. Cincinnati 1 1963 Loyola (Ill.)
15. Florida 1 2000 Michigan State
15. Michigan State 1 2009 North Carolina
15. Oklahoma A&M 1 1949 Kentucky
15. Arizona 1 2001 Duke
15. Arkansas 1 1995 UCLA
15. California 1 1960 Ohio State
15. La Salle 1 1955 San Francisco
15. Marquette 1 1974 NC State
15. Utah 1 1998 Kentucky
15. Villanova 1 1971 UCLA
15. Dayton 1 1967 UCLA
15. Florida State 1 1972 UCLA
15. Georgia Tech 1 2004 Connecticut
15. Illinois 1 2005 North Carolina
15. Indiana State 1 1979 Michigan State
15. Iowa 1 1956 San Francisco
15. Jacksonville 1 1970 UCLA
15. Kansas State 1 1951 Kentucky
15. Memphis 1 2008 Kansas
15. Memphis State 1 1973 UCLA
15. NYU 1 1945 Oklahoma State
15. Purdue 1 1969 UCLA
15. Seattle 1 1958 Kentucky
15. Seton Hall 1 1989 Michigan
15. St. John’s 1 1952 Kansas
15. Washington State 1 1941 Wisconsin
15. West Virginia 1 1959 California

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