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NCAA tournament 2010: Terps mindful of not becoming overconfident

Maryland owns the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region and later tonight will take on Houston, the No. 13 seed, in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Given the two teams' respective seedings, it would seem to be clear which one is the favorite and which one is the underdog.

And while many observers might feel the Terrapins have the clear edge in this match-up, the Maryland players are doing their best to refrain from that line of thinking.

Given the number of upsets that occured Thursday -- here's looking at you Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame and Marquette -- that's probably not a bad idea.

"I don't think we have any advantage," senior guard Greivis Vasquez said. "I think if you watch the games, we have been watching the games all day. You can't get overconfident. It's going to be a huge game for us as well as for them. So we're going to compete and we're going to try and do our best. But we're not going to get overconfident, like we're going to beat them. No. That's not how we're going to be. We're going to be there and we're going to show up humble and try to play our game. Obviously, we're going to try to win, but it's not going to be easy."

By Steve Yanda  |  March 19, 2010; 10:24 AM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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I'm glad to see yesterday's upsets have made an impression on the Terps

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | March 19, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Umm Maryland, Houston has a problem and the Terps are the fix - FEAR THE TURTLE.

Posted by: memyselfI1 | March 19, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

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