"There is a real drive for each other. There is a real care for each other and there is a real desire to get better," Crean said. "When you've got that, I'll take our chances and let's go see what happens."
"When you look at the body of work and factor things in — I really hope our league gets factored in," he said. "Obviously, there's a lot of really good teams in this league. What I'm encouraged about now [is] we're getting better."