College Basketball's 10 Biggest Disappointments Midway Through Conference Play

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College Basketball's 10 Biggest Disappointments Midway Through Conference Play
Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

The non-conference schedule can be a big tease. 

Most schools avoid road games at any cost and unrealistic expectations are placed on teams that have major flaws.

Conference play eventually exposes those flaws. 

A year ago, for instance, Illinois started off 10-0 and climbed to No. 19 in the AP Top 25. Then the Illini went 6-12 in the Big Ten and Bruce Weber got canned—that 10-0 start probably not helping his cause. 

Here are the 10 most disappointing teams midway through the conference season this year, many of which got off to a hot start and are now struggling.

Coaches beware. 

All advanced statistics used in this piece come from KenPom.com.

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