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Tony Bennett discusses Greivis Vasquez, Eric Hayes

Virginia and Maryland have similar profiles, with an all-around guard leading the team (Virginia's Sylven Landesberg to Maryland's Greivis Vasquez) and a combo guard in the back court who hits open three-pointers (Maryland's Eric Hayes to Virginia's Sammy Zeglinski, who are No. 1 and No. 2 in ACC three-point shooting, respectively.)

The difference between the two teams is that Maryland has more scorers, and a much better offense. The Terrapins' Landon Milbourne and Sean Mosley are both offensive threats, whereas the Cavaliers have Mike Scott and Mustapha Farrakhan -- neither of whom are consistently dependable.

On Monday, Virginia Coach Tony Bennett discussed Vasquez and Hayes. Doesn't it sound like Landesberg and Zeglinski?

On Vasquez: "He's so complete. ...He has the size and the ability to pass and shoot and score in a variety of ways. He can post you up, he make the plays. You got a multi-dimensional player that if you lay off in one area, he'll hurt you in other ways. And he certainly has the energy and the emotion to get his team going. You got to, with guys like that, make them earn everything and not give them the easy ones."

On Hayes: "What a beautiful shot he's got. Hardly any wasted motion, quick release. He's a senior. There's some veterans on the floor that have played in some big games, ACC games. He can stretch you. Good decision maker with his assist-to-turnover ratio, and obviously percentage wise from the three, from the free-throw line. He just understands the game, and his role, and he's a great complement to Vasquez. He's a threat, and you can see that against North Carolina, certainly."

By Zach Berman  |  February 9, 2010; 10:06 AM ET
 
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