2011-2012 wasn't the best of seasons for the Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team.
They finished the year 17-15 with a 6-10 ACC record that was good enough for an eighth place finish in the conference. All hopes of an insanely unlikely postseason berth were ended when UNC trounced Maryland 85-69 in the ACC tournament.
As bad as Maryland's season was, it wasn't the worst of seasons either.
They showed some signs of promise with a seven-game winning streak and had some nice upsets over tournament teams Notre Dame and Colorado.
It's also a positive sign that a team in a rebuilding season, under a first-year head coach, was able to finish with an overall winning record.
Based on factors like the possible return of the ACC's leading scorer Terrell Stoglin, and their ability to stay in close games against good teams, there is reason to believe that Maryland could improve next season.
Even with the brutal competition in the ACC, the Terps have the potential to build on this season and contend in the ACC, and could return to the NCAA tournament in 2012-2013.
Here are several of those teams that Maryland could shock in 2012-2013.