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Tar Heels in danger of earning inglorious distinction

Updated: February 8, 2010, 4:09 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Editor's note: This file has been updated to include all games through Sunday, Feb. 7.

Only twice in the past 21 years has a defending national champion failed to play in the NCAA tournament the following season.

Kansas, the 1988 national champion, was ineligible to play in the '89 tournament because of NCAA probation. Florida, which won back-to-back national titles in 2006 and '07, failed to make the tournament in '08 and hasn't been back to college basketball's biggest ...

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