INDIANAPOLIS -- Todd Lickliter was named
Division I Coach of the Year by the National Association of
Basketball Coaches after leading Butler to the NCAA
Tournament's round of 16.
Later Monday, Iowa announced that they were making him the school's next head coach, replacing Steve Alford.
Lickliter received the groups highest honor Sunday night in
Atlanta as part of Final Four weekend activities.
Butler finished 29-7. The Bulldogs won the NIT Season Tip-off
championship and were ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 for 16
consecutive weeks. Butler opened the season with 10 straight wins,
including a victory over Purdue in the Wooden Tradition.
Lickliter has a 131-61 record in six years at Butler. The
Bulldogs have reached the NCAA Tournament in four of his six years.
A No. 5 seed this March, Butler beat Old Dominion and Maryland
before losing to defending national champion Florida.