Biggest one-year turnarounds

Ohio State: 8-22 in 1997-98 to 27-9 in 1998-99 (Final Four)*

Towson: 1-31 in 2011-12 to 18-13 in 2012-13 (no postseason)

Mercer: 6-23 in 2001-02 to 23-6 in 2002-03 (no postseason)

UTEP: 6-24 in 2002-03 to 24-8 in 2003-04 (NCAA first round)

Iowa State: 15-15 in 1998-99 to 32-5 in 1999-2000 (Elite Eight)

*Vacated after academic scandal

 

Best recent turnarounds in the Big Ten

Indiana: 12-20 in 2010-11 to 27-9 in 2011-12 (Sweet 16)

Penn St.: 11-20 in 2009-10 to 19-15 in 2010-11 (NCAA second round)

Illinois: 16-19 in 2007-08 to 24-10 in 2008-09 (NCAA first round)

Nebraska: 15-18 in 2012-13 to 19-13 in 2013-14 (NCAA second round)