The NCAA tournament just wouldn’t feel the same for Stanford if the Cardinal weren’t playing in the Lexington Region in Kentucky.
After all, the Bluegrass State has been very good to Stanford.
The fourth-seeded Cardinal (24-10) has notched consecutive upsets of top-seeded teams, twice knocking off Notre Dame at Rupp Arena. And they’re looking for a threepeat in Friday night’s matchup with No. 1-seeded Louisville (34-2).
Stanford is younger this time around but has won eight of 10 entering the showdown.
“The place itself doesn’t do it,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said Thursday. “You have to have the players that do the work. But I think that when you feel good...