UNC NCAA Tournament History: National Championships, All-Time Record, Best March Madness Results & More

Devon Platana
UNC March Madness, NCAA Tournament and National Championship history, including all-time record and best finishes.
UNC March Madness, NCAA Tournament and National Championship history, including all-time record and best finishes. / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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One of the most successful programs in college basketball history, the UNC Tar Heels are usually good for a deep NCAA Tournament run more often than not.

UNC has qualified for the tournament 19 times since 2000, but how has that success translated to March Madness?

Here's a look at UNC's NCAA Tournament history.

Has UNC Ever Won a National Championship?

The UNC Tar Heels have won six NCAA Basketball National Championships in March Madness.

UNC March Madness Wins & Best Finishes

UNC's best NCAA Tournament performance came when they won their six National Championships in the following years: 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009 and 2017.

In addition to those six title runs, the Tar Heels have also been the runner-up team five times: 1946, 1968, 1977, 1981 and 2016.

UNC March Madness All-Time Record

Here is a breakdown of UNC's all-time March Madness finishes.

  • Champion (6): 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017
  • Runner-Up (5): 1946, 1968, 1977, 1981, 2016
  • Final Four (20): 1946, 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017
  • Elite Eight (28): 1941, 1946, 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017
  • Sweet 16 (35): 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022
  • Round of 32 (30): 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
  • Tournament Appearances (52): 1941, 1946, 1957, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

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