“This is honestly a dream come true. For so long the conference hasn’t gotten the respect it deserves.”: As much as Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer used to vigorously defend the quality of competition, others had good reasons to scoff. “Maybe 20 years you could write in a W with certain teams,” VanDerveer said Saturday. “You can’t do that anymore.” Not Sunday when the Cardinal will face Pac-12 rival Arizona in the NCAA Tournament finale at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Top overall seeded Stanford (30-2) was expected to reach the finish line at the Final Four.