"I know it's going to happen because he not only knows the game, he knows to teach the game. He can analyze the game, and he's hungry," Lickliter said. "He's great now and he's going to grow and get better every day and I think that's contagious. I think that's why our players gravitated to him."
"As a coach, you send messages with everything you do in the program, from the top down," he said. "The message Butler has sent is that it has fierce competitors who have a joy for competition and a joy for the game. Let me tell you, nobody had more joy in the game than Butler did the other night."