State of Louisiana Has Yet to Win a Men’s NCAA Tournament Title
Looks like our teams have their work cut out for them.
Time is just about up for February which means March Madness is on the horizon. Sure, we have some regular season games and conference tournaments to navigate before the big dance, but it's right around the corner. Before you know it, everyone will be looking for excuses to sneak out of the office to go watch the games even if they hate basketball.
The NCAA Tournament has been around since 1939 and I thought I would be interesting to look at the history of the tourney to see which states hold the most championships among their teams. California leads the way with 15 titles among four different teams. UCLA holds the most titles with 11. The following states include North Carolina with 13 spread out among three teams and Kentucky with 10 divided between two schools.
I was surprised to see that not every state in the union has a title, including Louisiana. No school from our state has been able to dance through the bracket and ultimately cut the nets down. I mean, even our neighbors Arkansas and Texas each have one title each. I don't believe any of our state's schools are ranked in the Top 25 which makes it a little more tough to get into the field of 64, but winning a conference title would definitely solidify their spot.