As much as we like to think we know exactly how the college basketball season is going to play out in November, the reality is there will be plenty of teams that surprise us for the better or worse.
There will be the teams, a la USC in football, that fail to live up to their early season hype. There will also be the teams that seemingly come out of nowhere to make a deep run in March.
Let’s play glass half-full today and focus on the pleasant surprises.
Read on to see five teams that will prove they are for real by the spring.