Having recently suffered their third loss of the season, the 13th-ranked Maryland Terrapins try to get back on track when they entertain the Northwestern Wildcats in Big Ten Conference action on Sunday night.
Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one.
The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching tenures in the six major conference since the NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985.