Just over a decade ago, Iowa fans were fairly disgruntled with Tom Davis, a solid coach who won about 65 percent of his games and took the Hawkeyes to 9 NCAA Tournaments in 13 years, but never turned Iowa into a consistently elite program.

Iowa turned to IU legend Steve Alford, who won about 58 percent of his games and won two Big Ten Tournaments, but was sub-.500 in the Big Ten and made only three NCAA Tournaments in 8 seasons. Alford never clicked with Iowa fans for a variety of reasons, and he left, apparently voluntarily, for New Mexico after the 2006-07 season.

Now, under the direction of former Butler coach Todd Lickliter, a coaching change has coincided with another slip in the program's record. In three seasons, Lickliter is 35-47 and has won only 12 Big Ten games. Barring...

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