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NCAA tournament 2010: Penders offers praise to Vasquez

One of the more obvious story lines of tonight's contest between fourth-seeded Maryland and thirteenth-seeded Houston is the matchup between the two squads' prolific scorers.

The Cougars offer senior guard Aubrey Coleman, who leads the nation in scoring (25.6 points per game), despite not having begun to play organized basketball until he was in the 12th grade. The Terrapins counter with senior guard Greivis Vasquez, who is one of six players in Maryland history to record more than 2,000 career points.

When asked what similarities he sees between Coleman and Vasquez, Houston Coach Tom Penders replied: "None."

"I don't see any comparison," Penders continued. "Greivis is a great point guard. Probably a lottery pick (in the NBA draft). Aubrey is just a basketball player learning how to play what Greivis already knows. And I'm not demeaning Aubrey. He's going to have to become a point guard at some point to play at the next level, where Vasquez is already there."

By Steve Yanda  |  March 19, 2010; 12:35 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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What's a poing guard?

"He's going to have to become a poing guard at some point to play at the next level, where Vasquez is already there."

Posted by: Mariolucasforthree | March 19, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

A poing guard is a point guard who throws up occasional wild shots that boing off the backboard.

Posted by: booger1 | March 19, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

GV a lottery pick? Penders is one wacky dude.

Glad the Terps are mindful of yesterday's results.

Posted by: jake177 | March 19, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

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