2020-21 College Basketball and College Football Overlapping Success

Schools to win a men’s tournament game AND bowl game

Alabama – 2 wins in each

  • MBB beat Iona in first round and Maryland in second round of NCAAT
  • Alabama beat Notre Dame in “Rose” Bowl and Ohio State in National Championship

Oklahoma State

  • MBB beat Liberty in first round of NCAAT
  • Football beat Miami in Cheez-It Bowl


  • MBB beat UNC in first round of NCAAT
  • Football beat Wake Forest in Duke’s Mayo Bowl


  • MBB beat Missouri in first round of NCAAT
  • Football beat Florida in Cotton Bowl

West Virginia

  • MBB beat Moorhead State in first round of NCAAT
  • Football beat Army in Liberty Bowl

Of the 50 teams to play in a bowl game, 18 schools also played in the men’s NCAA Tournament

Schools with a win in both men’s AND women’s NCAA Tournament

  • Oklahoma State
  • Oregon
  • Oregon State
  • West Virginia
  • UCLA
  • Alabama
  • Maryland
  • Syracuse
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Baylor

Note – Oregon, Michigan, Baylor all made Sweet 16 in both tournaments. Baylor is in Elite 8 in both.

Only 3 schools have a win in men’s AND women’s Tournaments AND a bowl game

  • Oklahoma State
  • West Virginia
  • Alabama

Men’s basketball and football conference champions

4 schools played in the conference championship game in both sports

  • Alabama went 2-0, winning SEC Championship football and basketball games
  • Ohio State and Cincinnati each won their respective football championship but lost basketball
  • Buffalo went 0-2 in MAC Championship Games

Among the major conferences, no school won both the men and women’s conference tournaments

Mike is an alum of the University of Cincinnati and the ultimate sports nerd.

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