As three lawyers for Maryland Live casino entered a federal courtroom Friday morning, it seemed that a list containing information on hundreds of high rollers was on the line, a trove they suspected had been taken by a former employee who had left for a competitor.

But as the morning wore on, documents established that the lawyers' problem was considerably smaller.

Helena Wong, a former host at Maryland Live, had emailed just 19 elite players.

And Wong, who now works at Baltimore's Horseshoe casino, testified that she had gathered the names gradually in the course of her job and had not pulled off a grand heist before leaving. Everything he's thinking is right there on his face. And even when it's not, Maryland's coach is almost genetically incapable of holding anything back when it comes to discussing the Terps .

Earlier this season, he called redshirt freshman forward Ashton Pankey "brain-dead at times" before adding that "he's a very smart player.

" After Maryland's 73-69 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday at Comcast Center, he said high-scoring sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin "was a little selfish" in the first half and was benched twice for poor shot selection.

In poker, as with most things, there's no free lunch.