Could Iowa Hawkeyes Be Suprise Team in Big Ten Basketball?

Erik MartinContributor IMay 5, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 13:  Harky, the mascot the Iowa Hawkeyes perfroms against the Michigan Wolverines during the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 13, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Does anybody think that Iowa could be a threat in the Big Ten next winter?

I think head coach Todd Lickliter could be on the hot seat if he does not do well this season.  Look at his record, most recently the 15-17 finish for the 2008-2009 season.

Things have really fallen apart since the Steve Alford era.