Look...Izzo is a good coach. I'd be a fool to say he isn't, but let's be realistic here. He owes everything to Brian Ellerbe. Beyond that, this year he encountered what may be the softest final four run in history:
-barely beat #12 New Mexico State (and should have lost if not for bizarre lane violation call)
-barely beat #4 Maryland
-barely beat #9 Northern Iowa
-barely beat #6 Tennessee
-facing #5 Butler in semi-final game
That makes him lucky; not a genius.