The last time Iowa State faced Stanford, the Cyclones admittedly embarrassed themselves. A 38-point loss will do that to a team. But they've got a chance to redeem themselves in Monday's Sweet 16 game.
Many thought Stanford would suffer from losing Candace Wiggins, but the Cardinal are looking more and more at home -- even on their rival's home court. That's where they beat Ohio State in the Sweet 16 on Saturday.
Stanford and Maryland insist they have a chip on their shoulder. But forget the perceived slights. Stanford needs to prove it has re-established itself among the super elite; Maryland calls this the season that will define its program.