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Craig Littlepage Quotes

I think we would need to take a look at where the games are played, particularly in situations where there would be one play between two conference members with identical records. The statistics in all circumstances would favor the home team. So, if two teams with 9-7 records played each other once, chances are the home team is going to win that game. We would have to continue to dig in terms of trying to come up with some sort of tiebreaker that would allow us to come up with some determination as to which is the better team.
Craig Littlepage
#Games

Nobody could have predicted what we've seen - not just this afternoon, but this whole tournament. It's affirmation that this is a great game.
Craig Littlepage
#Affirmation

We felt their non-conference could have been a little more challenging, a little more rigorous. But we believe their seed was a solid seed.
Craig Littlepage
#Believe

These schools are just buying games, buying wins. That's not fair, and it's not what's good for college basketball. ... There has to be some reward for people willing to play a good schedule and realizing that when you play good people, you're going to win some and you're going to lose some. We should reward the people that are willing to challenge their teams.
Craig Littlepage
#Basketball

We know we are going to face some unusual challenges this year and specifically because of conference realignments. It seems we have some gridlock at the top or in the middle of conferences. And because there has been some imbalanced conference scheduling, it means some teams might not have played the same schedules.
Craig Littlepage
#Challenges

It's only a coincidence that they happen to be from one conference. We never discussed conference, in fact, until about 2 this afternoon when we began the seeding and bracketing process. I would not have been able to tell you how many from this conference or that conference were in the field at that point in time.
Craig Littlepage
#Coincidence

We endeavor to try to provide as much transparency, within reason, as to how the committee works, why it does what it does.
Craig Littlepage
#Reason

There are 10 people on the committee, and each has factors that are important to them. I'm a former coach, so what other coaches say about teams may be important to me. Someone else wants to base it purely on the numbers.
Craig Littlepage
#People

There is a perception that a .500 record in the league is a threshold for at-large consideration. In those kinds of situations, you have to further scrutinize that team's schedule in terms of who they played.
Craig Littlepage
#Perception

Our first hope was that he would return to full health, and yes, to his team, too. At the end, we felt like this was a good basketball team even without him, and he probably makes them a great team. So we felt they warranted a No. 1 seed.
Craig Littlepage
#Health

We go into Sunday many times looking at contingencies for those sorts of circumstances. And I don't anticipate anything different this time around.
Craig Littlepage
#Circumstances

They have done a great job of trying to schedule throughout the country against teams from many other conferences. As much as anything, they've had a high level of coaching and play ... that in the minds of many has elevated their profile this year.
Craig Littlepage
#Country

The perception is that a .500 record is the threshold for teams to get strong at-large consideration. But with unbalanced schedules and with teams in the same conference playing once or even not at all in some cases, it does create different challenges.
Craig Littlepage
#Perception

Florida State certainly had an outstanding year. When we looked at the full work that they did in comparison to a pool of other people at the point that we were considering these schools, the decision was made to go in a different direction.
Craig Littlepage
#Work

We did talk about it a great deal. We spent some time with the school and the Big East conference considering whether he would be available. He's a key good player and this is a good team.
Craig Littlepage
#School

The message is that there is great basketball played all around the county.
Craig Littlepage
#Basketball

We took more time looking at those schools, looking at their schedules and watching their games.
Craig Littlepage
#Games

I think what we have to have are more conversations about the partnership and how we need to work better together a little bit.
Craig Littlepage
#Partnership

Air Force provided us with some unique things.
Craig Littlepage
#Force

The advice I would have is to look at the performance of the team. I understand their questions. I understand their disappointment. The committee is equally devastated when we know there are excellent teams that won't have an opportunity to play.
Craig Littlepage
#Advice

If there's a message, the larger schools, the larger conferences, really do have a choice on who they play in non-conference.
Craig Littlepage
#Choice

His situation seemed to be more nebulous -- based on the information we received from the institution.
Craig Littlepage
#Information

They are certainly free to have those opinions and express those opinions. But to look at this in terms of the partnership, you would hope there would be a little better understanding of what it is that we do and an accurate reflection of the facts as they know them to be. Facts, instead of opinions, would be helpful.
Craig Littlepage
#Opinions

This is about a good basketball team that went largely unnoticed throughout the year.
Craig Littlepage
#Basketball

I wanted a coach whose team would rebound relentlessly. And they rebound the heck out of the basketball.
Craig Littlepage
#Basketball

The rule is in there for a purpose and that's to avoid inciting the crowd. I don't know if it was done purposely or if it was just somebody who was not aware of the rules or did not apply them properly.
Craig Littlepage
#Crowd

In part, this contract also is driven by the view that our program is emerging as a top-20 program under his guidance and has been in contention for the Atlantic Coast Conference title.
Craig Littlepage
#Guidance #Contention

You have to give a lot of credit to the students. It was the students who approached us with the idea and the support of the [Office of the Dean of Students].
Craig Littlepage
#Dean

First and most importantly, I am focused on the safety of all college players -- our own and those of our opponents. I am thankful no one was hurt as a result of this play and am sorry it occurred. I am also focused on how the University and Brad Butler, as well as all college football, will be viewed in the aftermath of the Boston College game.
Craig Littlepage
#Opponent