Best recent turnarounds in the Big Ten

 

Team Improvement (records)

 

Ohio State* 19 wins (8-22 1997-98, 27-9 1998-99) NCAA fate: Final Four

 

Gophers 15 wins (8-23 2015-16, 23-8 2016-17) NCAA fate: ???

 

Indiana 15 wins (12-20 2010-11, 27-9 2011-12) NCAA fate: Sweet 16

 

Penn State 8 wins (11-20 2009-10, 19-15 2010-11) NCAA fate: Second round

 

Illinois 8 wins (16-19 2007-08, 24-10 in 2008-09) NCAA fate: First round

*Vacated after academic violations

Biggest one-year turnarounds in D-I

 

Team Improvement (records)

 

Ohio State* 19 wins (8-22 1997-98, 27-9 1998-99) NCAA fate: Final Four

 

UTEP 18 wins (6-24 2002-03, 24-8 2003-04) NCAA fate: First round

 

Towson 17 wins (1-31 2011-12, 18-13 2012-13) NCAA fate: DNQ

 

Mercer 17 wins (6-23 2001-02, 23-6 2002-03) NCAA fate: DNQ

 

Iowa State 17 wins (15-15 1998-99, 32-5 1999-2000) NCAA fate: Elite Eight

*Vacated after academic violations