The Sooners were the college team of NBA power forward Blake Griffin. The team only have one Final Four appearance this century, and it wasn’t when Griffin played for them.
Maryland Terrapins haven’t enjoyed a top 10 finish since the 2003 season. But they boast the achievement of being the lowest-ranked team to win a national championship since the turn of the millennium.
The Tigers enjoyed success under coach John Calipari by way of 4 Sweet 16 appearances, and a Final Four appearance. But Calipari left for the greener pastures of Kentucky, and things have never been as good since.
Illinois Fighting Illini
How’s this for a tongue twister of a name?! The Illini enjoyed great success under coach Bruce Weber, who won them the conference title back in 2003. Since he left, they have had little to cheer about.