Stanford leery of Hampton's speed and quickness

HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer Published:

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Stanford might have the most interesting situation for a top seed in the women's NCAA tournament.

The Cardinal had to travel across country to face a Hampton team that felt disrespected when it was made a No. 16 seed, and will be playing in its backyard.

The Cardinal (31-1) and Pirates (26-4) meet Saturday at the Constant Center -- about 11 miles from Hampton's campus.

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer says Hampton will be challenging because of its speed and quickness.

Hampton set a school record for victories and is in the tournament for the third year in a row. Last year, as a No. 13 seed, they fell 66-62 in overtime against Kentucky.

West Virginia takes on Texas in Saturday's first game, both looking to rebound from disappointing conference tournaments.