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