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Tribe hopes to erase "Forgotten Five" status

WILLIAMSBURG, VA (WWBT) -

The William & Mary men's basketball team is part of an ignominious piece of college basketball history.

The Tribe is one of five men's programs playing since 1948 to have never been to the NCAA tournament. 1948 was the year the NCAA split into divisions and is considered the modern era of the NCAA tournament.

The group is known as the "Forgotten Five." The other members are Army, the Citadel, Northwestern and St. Francis of Brooklyn.

The Tribe is currently one half game out of first place in the CAA. William & Mary went to the conference tournament final last year, losing to Delaware by one point.

It's not like the Tribe hasn't come close to getting into the tournament. On eight different occasions - including last year - William & Mary was one win away from clinching a berth in March Madness.

Click on the above video to view Matt Estreich's story on the Tribe's quest for the NCAA Tournament.

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