- Associated Press - Monday, March 12, 2012

Stanford has received the No. 1 seed in the Fresno regional of the women’s NCAA tournament.

The NCAA tournament gets started Saturday _ the first step en route to the Final Four, which begins April 1 in Denver.

The Cardinal has advanced four straight seasons to the Final Four, and coach Tara VanDerveer is looking to get her first title in 20 years. She’ll begin with a trip East to Norfolk, Va. to face Hampton. Stanford hasn’t been east of the Rockies since 2001 when they went to Oklahoma.

In the Fresno regional, eight-seed West Virginia plays No. 9 Texas; No. 5 South Carolina meets 12th-seed Eastern Michigan; No. 4 Purdue faces 13th-seed South Dakota State; sixth-seed Oklahoma hosts No. 11 Michigan; No. 3 St. John’s takes on 14th-seeded Creighton; No. 7 Vanderbilt hosts No. 10 Middle Tennessee; and No. 2 Duke plays 15th-seed Samford.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide