Upset-minded and hometown favorite Gonzaga enlivened the Spokane Regional. Stanford, though, owned it, beating the Bulldogs on Monday to earn a fourth consecutive Final Four berth.
Four months after a nonconference meeting that Stanford won, Gonzaga gets another shot -- this time at the top seed in Spokane with a trip to its first Final Four on the line.
Courtney Vandersloot is a 5-foot-8 guard with a huge heart and tireless work ethic who led her team to the Spokane Regional. Now that sounds like a familiar storyline.