Iowa Hires Butler's Todd Lickliter As Head Coach

Replaces Steve Alford

April 2, 2007

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa hired Todd Lickliter as its new coach Monday night, replacing Steve Alford with the coach who turned mid-major Butler into a NCAA tournament regular.

Lickliter will be introduced at a new conference Tuesday.

He was 131-61 record in six years at Butler, taking the Bulldogs to the tournament four times.

This season was his best yet at Butler. The Bulldogs finished 29-7, losing to Florida in the NCAA tournament's round of 16.

The Bulldogs won the NIT Season Tip-off championship and were ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 for 16 consecutive weeks.

Alford left for New Mexico on March 23. Iowa went 17-14 last season and missed out on postseason play.

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