What once was No. 2 is now No. 1 in the Spokane Regional as second-seeded Stanford toppled 1-seed Maryland on Monday, hitting 14 3-pointers to reach its first Final Four in 11 years.
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.
Shhh! Don't tell anyone: Maryland looks dangerous. After dismantling Vanderbilt Saturday night, the Terps appear ready for a trip to Tampa.