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Muskies Matchup with Cardinal Next

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Stanford has been so dominant in its

first three NCAA tournament victories that its starters have had

plenty of time to rest late in games.

Coach Tara VanDerveer likes it that way, and she is unconcerned

that her team is yet to truly be tested.

By the looks of it, Xavier might be the first team that can

actually stand up to the top-seeded Cardinal when the teams face

off Monday night in the Sacramento Regional final for a trip to San

Antonio and the Final Four.

The third-seeded Musketeers have the height they hope will allow

them to hold their own inside with one of the nation's most

talented frontcourt trios: All-American center Jayne Appel, Pac-10

Player of the Year Nnemkadi Ogwumike and All-Pac-10 selection Kayla

Pedersen.

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