Projected seed

Junior Cam Long, right, led Mason in scoring last season, and his experience will be a key for a young team.
Junior Cam Long, right, led Mason in scoring last season, and his experience will be a key for a young team. (Preston Keres/ The Washington Post)
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Maryland has the talent and the experience to advance at least as far as it did last season (second round), especially with Greivis Vasquez back and two new big bodies to utilize in the front court. The Terrapins' back court will remain a strength, as the team possesses five guards in whom Coach Gary Williams has expressed a high level of confidence. A critical question will be whether freshman forwards James Padgett and Jordan Williams can develop quickly enough to take some of the pressure to rebound off undersize senior forward Landon Milbourne. On paper, at least, Maryland appears more balanced and, thus, more potent.


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