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Stanford women's Iowa native glad for homecoming

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ERIC OLSON | March 21, 2014 05:23 PM EST | AP


AMES, Iowa (AP) — Taylor Greenfield might be the only Stanford player happy about traveling 1,800 miles to the middle of Iowa to open the NCAA women's basketball tournament.

The Cardinal weren't necessarily shocked to be a No. 2 seed. They were surprised, however, by being sent to Ames instead of Los Angeles or Seattle for the first and second rounds.

To play in the regional it will host next week, Stanford (29-3) will have to beat 15th-seeded South Dakota (19-13) on Saturday and either No. 10 Florida State (20-11) or No. 7 Iowa State (20-10) on Monday.

Stanford can count on at least a little support from folks who drive in from Huxley, the town of 3,300 where Greenfield grew up. It's 10 minutes from Hilton Coliseum.