In your opinion, what were a couple of the most pleasant surprises of the 2011-12 MBB season? Be specific. Obviously, getting to the Round of 32 and finishing 3rd in B12 (to name 2 examples) were exciting, but whether those qualify as a "surprise" depends on your preseason expectations. Anything goes, but say why. Two of mine, both player-related vs. W-L achievement: 1. Royce's all-around game, especially passing and playing "point forward." A lot of you probably knew more than me about his skill set prior to the season, but I mainly figured he would be a scoring and rebounding force. I was thrilled about the whole package (it was good enough that I could live w/ the FT part). 2. Depth. I've mentioned that numerous times in past month or so, but it still impresses me. We knew the roster had more beef, numbers-wise, compared to 2010-11, and highly anticipated the strength of transfers. What I didn't expect was how dynamic the lineup would become, how many players could get useful minutes in multiple games, and it could depend on the situation. A couple others I could include. I'll post those only if nobody else does.