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Williams Compares Cal to a Familiar Foe

Knowing a team and playing against said team, Gary Williams says, are two entirely different things. So while the Terrapins certainly will watch a lot of tape on California and be cognizant of its tendencies come tip-off on Thursday, Williams stressed all the preparation will be for naught if his team comes out flat.

"If you're back on your heels, Cal will take it right to you," Williams said. "So we have to be ready to go."

The safe assumption is that Williams will take care of that part. So the coach instead was asked Tuesday, based on what he's seen from Cal on tape, if the Golden Bears resembled any of the teams the Terrapins already have faced this season.

"If they took more threes, they would look a little bit like Duke in terms of really looking for that three early in their offense," Williams said. "But [the Golden Bears] don't quite shoot the ball as many times from the three-point line as Duke, you know, when they got it going. Size-wise, they have a 7-footer, but after that, they're pretty much Duke's size. They're a solid team in terms of being smart and not letting themselves get beat by the way they play, making the other team beat them and that type of thing."

Duke, as Maryland fans are likely well aware, defeated the Terrapins three times this season, though the last two meetings were tightly contested until near the end.

I'll put up a few more posts in a little bit after the team's media availability and open practice session.

By Steve Yanda  |  March 18, 2009; 1:34 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Comments

Comparing Cal to Duke? Gary must've have alot of irish in his coffee this morning. He still must think it's St. Patty's Day.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 18, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

It's actually a good comparison, OFFENSIVELY. Duke and Cal are both in the top 15 in the country in tempo-free offensive efficiency (see www.kenpom.com). Defensively there is no comparison, but I don't think GW suggested there was.

Posted by: Jeremy76 | March 18, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Jeremy spoke in class today. Jeremy spoke in class today. Try to forget this. Try to erase this. From the blackboard.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 18, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Comparing Cal to Duke? Gary must've have alot of irish in his coffee this morning. He still must think it's St. Patty's Day.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 18, 2009 2:10 PM
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Thanks for the input there, O's Exec.

I think you're a UMD fan deep down but, you like to stir the pot, cause trouble and get people all red faced angry.

You did the same crap on the Nats Journal, slamming the Nats as an O's fan on a Nats blog.

I view you as harmless but, come on man, isn't it time to grow up a little?

It's time to put on your big boy clothes and get a job.

Posted by: Section505203 | March 18, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

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