Carter scores 30 to lead A&M over Marquette 78-76
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Gary Blair raved about Shambria Washington's contributions in the days leading up to the team's second-round NCAA Tournament game, noting that it...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — In his 14th straight season leading Texas A&M to the NCAA Tournament, coach Gary Blair doesn't often worry that his team will be overmatched in the experience...
Carter scores 27 in return as A&M downs Wright St. 84-61
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Any concerns about how Texas A&M's star point guard Chennedy Carter would perform in her return from injury were quickly put to rest on Friday.
Carter back from injury to lead A&M against Wright State
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M star Chennedy Carter will return for the No. 4 Aggies when they host 13th-seeded Wright State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, less than...
Women’s basketball teams honor cancer survivors
NEW YORK (AP) — Women's basketball teams across the country found many different ways to honor cancer survivors this week as part of the Play4Kay initiative.
Texas A&M and Iowa had their players wear names on their jerseys of people who had touched their lives and battled cancer.
FBI arrests fired S Carolina police chief over $78,000 theft
MANNING, S.C. (AP) — A fired police chief in South Carolina has been arrested by the FBI on charges including money laundering.
News outlets report Gary Blair Shaffer pleaded not guilty and posted bail after he was taken in by the FBI Monday.
Carter scores 27 as Texas A&M beats No. 8 Oregon State 76-70
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Chennedy Carter could only watch the final 22 seconds after fouling out. She had done plenty before that to put Texas A&M in position to get a big win.
Carter scored 27 points as the injury-depleted Aggies beat No. 8 Oregon State 76-70 on Saturday night in the Maui Jim Maui Classic. Kayla Wells added 20 points and Ciera Johnson had 11, and N'Dea Jones grabbed for the Aggies (8-2), who won their fourth straight.
Wilson, No. 20 Texas A&M women beat Little Rock 61-40
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Aaliyah Wilson tied a career high with 20 points, N'Dea Jones had 12 points and 13 rebounds and No. 20 Texas A&M beat Little Rock 61-40 on Tuesday night.
Wilson scored eight points in the first quarter as the Aggies led 15-12 and she finished the half with 16 points, three steals and two blocks for a 27-20 lead. Texas A&M made six of its first seven shots after the break, building a 17-point lead.
SPOKANE — Gary Blair said he is reminded of Texas A&M’s 2011 national championship every time he looks at his right hand.
But after the first Spokane Regional semifinal of the women’s NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Muffet McGraw was the one smiling as she shook her counterpart’s ring hand.
Top-seeded Notre Dame overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat No. 4 Texas A&M 90-84 to advance at Spokane Arena.
Notre Dame, Texas A&M clash again, this time in Sweet 16
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gary Blair didn't need to be reminded about the last time Texas A&M came across Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament.
The ring on the right hand of Texas A&M's coach commemorating the 2011 national title game win over Notre Dame did the job.
"I think about it every day," Blair said. "But I don't think about the game itself. To be honest, I've never seen the complete game after the fact. I've only seen the highlights."
Carter’s shot propels Texas A&M women into the Sweet 16
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — As Texas A&M prepared to meet Notre Dame in the Sweet 16, coach Gary Blair was asked if the game by freshman guard Chennedy Carter that lifted the Aggies to their last win was one of the top performances in school history.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — As Texas A&M coach Gary Blair saw Chennedy Carter driving down the court with the Aggies down by 2 and mere seconds remaining against DePaul on Sunday, he wanted to tell her not to attempt a 3-pointer.
But something made the normally loquacious Blair stay quiet and he just let his freshman play.
Texas A&M stuns DePaul after Chennedy Carter’s late 3-pointer caps 17-point rally
COLLEGE STATION - As Texas A&M coach Gary Blair saw Chennedy Carter driving down the court with the Aggies behind by two points and mere seconds remaining against DePaul on Sunday, he wanted to tell her not to attempt a 3-pointer.
But something made the normally loquacious Blair stay quiet and just let his freshman play.
Texas A&M and DePaul set for second round matchup
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Doug Bruno and Gary Blair are good friends off the court. Their coaching styles at DePaul and Texas A&M are very different.
Their two teams will meet on Sunday in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament as the fourth-seeded Aggies host the No. 5 Blue Demons.
"I'm the anti-Blair when it comes to how we coach our teams," Bruno said. "He wants to call every play. I want to let our players play."
Carter helps Texas A&M beat Drake 89-76
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Gary Blair and Texas A&M played to their strength to beat pesky Drake.
Freshman Chennedy Carter scored 26 points and the fourth-seeded Aggies beat 13th-seed Drake 89-76 on Friday in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament.
"We can't be Drake and get 30 assists in a ball game because we can create off the bounce as well as any team in the country," said Blair, whose team scored 50 in the paint. "So that's our strength. Our inside game is our strength."
No. 14 Texas A&M women hold Rebels to 13 in first half
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half when No. 14 Texas A&M held Mississippi to 13 in an 83-54 victory Thursday night.
Khaalia Hillsman added 16 points, Danni Williams 13 and Anriel Howard 11 with 14 rebounds for the Aggies (19-6, 8-3 SEC), who won for the fifth time in six games and handed Gary Blair, coach of the Aggies since 2003, his 350th win at Texas A&M.
No. 21 Texas A&M women to host Maggie Dixon Classic vs TCU
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Blair is thrilled to be part of the Maggie Dixon Classic again.
The women's coach at Texas A&M didn't hesitate to say yes when TCU men's coach Jaime Dixon called to see if the Aggies would be willing to host the annual event. Their matchup with TCU on Wednesday will serve as this year's game in honor of Dixon's late sister, Maggie, the former Army women's coach who died in 2006 of a heart arrhythmia.
No. 19 Texas A&M women beat Little Rock 66-49
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Danni Williams scored 18 points, Chennedy Carter added 17 and No. 19 Texas A&M beat Little Rock 66-49 on Wednesday night.
Texas A&M coach Gary Blair (742-305) and Little Rock's Joe Foley (746-236) are two of 10 active coaches in Division I with 700+ career wins.
In the 2010 women’s NCAA Tournament, seventh-seeded Gonzaga upset No. 2 Texas A&M in Seattle to advance to the Sweet 16.
Gary Blair still welcomed Kelly Graves to College Station, Texas, with open arms, giving his Oregon counterpart a tour of campus on Wednesday. The Aggies bounced back to win their only national title in 2011.
“When I see Gary I kid him, ‘Every year you lose to us, you win the national championship,’” Graves said.
Aggies coach: Trump should invite Gamecocks to White House
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Stephanie White says it is a "slap in the face" to the Gamecocks that South Carolina still is waiting for an invitation to the White House as the national women's basketball champions.
Texas A&M coach Gary Blair took it a step further: He suggests President Donald Trump call coach Dawn Staley personally and ask her to visit.
The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs are playing for the national championship Sunday night in Dallas. I repeat, the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs are playing for the national championship Sunday night in Dallas. Has it sunk in yet? Head coach Vic Schaefer has completely changed the culture of women’s basketball at MSU, something he learned while an assistant under Gary Blair at Texas A&M for nine seasons. The Lady Aggies won the 2011 national title 76-70 over Notre Dame in Indianapolis...
Texas A&M and UCLA set for second round matchup
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Say this for Texas A&M, it's unlikely to find UCLA letting down no matter how far the Bruins might go up in their second round game.
When a team puts together a record 21-point comeback like the Aggies did in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 63-61 opening-round victory over Penn, it tends to get an opponent's attention.
"My first thought was, they are tough," said UCLA guard Jordin Canada. "And they battle. We have to know they're not going to give up."
Texas A&M rallies from 21 down to stun Penn
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 30 minutes, Texas A&M was completely outplayed by Penn.
Then, the Aggies staged the biggest comeback in NCA Tournament history, rallying from 21 points down in the fourth quarter to stun the Quakers.
Khaalia Hillsman scored 27 points and Texas A&M overcame the huge deficit to come away with a 63-61 victory Saturday night. She scored the go-ahead basket with 19.1 seconds left as the fifth-seeded Aggies finished the game on a 25-1 run to beat the 12th-seeded Quakers.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — No. 6 Mississippi State seems to break new ground each time it steps on the court. It gets another chance to accomplish that Sunday.
The Bulldogs won their program-record 29th game this season, beating Texas A&M 66-50 to reach the Southeastern Conference Tournament finals for the second straight season.
They'll attempt to win the school's first ever title against two-time defending champion No. 5 South Carolina.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Anriel Howard had 19 points as Texas A&M took control in the third quarter on the way to a 62-48 victory over No. 23 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Friday night.
The Aggies (21-10) will face No. 6 Mississippi State — and coach Gary Blair's former longtime assistant in the Bulldogs coach Vic Schaefer — for a spot in the SEC finals on Saturday.
A’ja Wilson helps No. 7 South Carolina beat Texas A&M 80-64
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No. 7 South Carolina knew thin Texas A&M primarily relied on a six-player rotation, so the Gamecocks planned on pressuring the Aggies from the start.
"We just wanted to speed up the tempo, because they're a team that's well-coached," South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. "We didn't want to give them an opportunity to pick us apart."
Texas A&M rallies to beat No. 24 Lady Vols 61-59
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Gary Blair relied on a lucky coin to help him earn a personal milestone.
Khaalia Hillsman converted an offensive rebound for the go-ahead basket with four seconds left Sunday as Texas A&M erased an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit in a 61-59 victory over No. 24 Tennessee. The rally gave Blair his first victory over the Lady Volunteers at Knoxville in eight attempts.
No. 4 Mississippi State beats Texas A&M 71-61
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State star Victoria Vivians — inexplicably — was wide open in the corner during the second quarter, caught a pass and drained a 3-pointer.
Texas A&M coach Gary Blair frowned, took off his coat and tossed it toward the bench in disgust. His Aggies were giving the Bulldogs a tough game in front of a hostile crowd, but mistakes like that meant there would be no road upset.
Vivians’ 17 points helps No. 5 Mississippi State down UALR
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Vic Schaefer has turned Mississippi State from a middle-of-the-road Southeastern Conference program into a national factor in five seasons.
The Bulldogs coach celebrated that dramatic turnaround with the 100th victory of his career on Tuesday night, a 58-44 win over Arkansas-Little Rock.