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Nike Remains Top Provider For NCAA Men's Tourney Teams, But Down A Bit From '16

Nike once again is by far the top shoe and jersey provider for the 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament, but the company’s dominance is down slightly from last year. Nike and its affiliated Jordan Brand outfit 40 teams for both jerseys and shoes (Texas Southern wears Russell Athletic jerseys and Nike shoes). That is down from 41 teams last season and a decrease of 17% from the 48 schools it sponsored in ’15. Three schools in each of the past two seasons wore Nike shoes but had Russell Athletic jerseys. Adidas is second on this year's list with 15 teams, continuing a steady climb from 14 in ’16 and 11 in ’15. Under Armour continues to see its on-court fortunes rise, as it is providing jerseys and shoes for a record 12 teams in the field this year. UA's number is set to grow even further in the future, with longtime Adidas school UCLA joining the brand’s ranks at the start of next season (THE DAILY).

EAST
SCHOOL JERSEY/SHOES
MIDWEST
SCHOOL JERSEY/SHOES
1)
Villanova Nike/Nike
1)
Kansas Adidas/Adidas
2)
Duke Nike/Nike
2)
Louisville Adidas/Adidas
3)
Baylor Nike/Nike
3)
Oregon Nike/Nike
4)
Florida Nike/Nike
4)
Purdue Nike/Nike
5)
Virginia Nike/Nike
5)
Iowa State Nike/Nike
6)
SMU Nike/Nike
6)
Creighton Nike/Nike
7)
South Carolina Under Armour/
Under Armour
7)
Michigan Jordan/Jordan
8)
Wisconsin Under Armour/
Under Armour
8)
Miami Adidas/Adidas
9)
Virginia Tech Nike/Nike
9)
Michigan State Nike/Nike
10)
Marquette Jordan/Jordan
10)
Oklahoma State Nike/Nike
11)
Providence Nike/Nike
11)
Rhode Island Adidas/Adidas
11)
USC Nike/Nike
12)
Nevada Nike/Nike
12)
UNC Wilmington Adidas/Adidas
13)
Vermont Adidas/Adidas
13)
East Tennessee State Nike/Nike
14)
Iona Adidas/Adidas
14)
New Mexico State Under Armour/
Under Armour
15)
Jacksonville State Adidas/Adidas
15)
Troy Adidas/Adidas
16)
Cal-Davis Adidas/Adidas
16)
Mount St. Mary's Under Armour/
Under Armour
16)
North Carolina Central Nike/Nike
16)
New Orleans Adidas/Adidas
   
WEST
SCHOOL JERSEY/SHOES
SOUTH
SCHOOL JERSEY/SHOES
1)
Gonzaga Nike/Nike
1)
North Carolina Jordan/Jordan
2)
Arizona Nike/Nike
2)
Kentucky Nike/Nike
3)
Florida State Nike/Nike
3)
UCLA Adidas/Adidas
4)
West Virginia Nike/Nike
4)
Butler Nike/Nike
5)
Notre Dame Under Armour/
Under Armour
5)
Minnesota Nike/Nike
6)
Maryland Under Armour/
Under Armour
6)
Cincinnati Under Armour/
Under Armour
7)
St. Mary's Under Armour/
Under Armour
7)
Dayton Nike/Nike
8)
Northwestern Under Armour/
Under Armour
8)
Arkansas Nike/Nike
9)
Vanderbilt Nike/Nike
9)
Seton Hall Under Armour/
Under Armour
10)
VCU Nike/Nike
10)
Wichita State Nike/Nike
11)
Xavier Nike/Nike
11)
Kansas State Nike/Nike
12)
Princeton Nike/Nike
11)
Wake Forest Nike/Nike
13)
Bucknell Adidas/Adidas
12)
Middle Tennessee State Nike/Nike
14)
Florida Gulf Coast Nike/Nike
13)
Winthrop Adidas/Adidas
15)
North Dakota Nike/Nike
14)
Kent State Under Armour/
Under Armour
16)
South Dakota State Under Armour/
Under Armour
15)
Northern Kentucky Adidas/Adidas
   
16)
Texas Southern Russell Athletic/Nike