Blair, Defending Women's Champions Visit UALR Tonight

by Chris Bahn  on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 12:58 pm  

Former Arkansas coach Gary Blair leads No. 6 Texas A&M into a game with UALR tonight at the Stephens Center.

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

Gary Blair is returning to Arkansas.

Well, the state of Arkansas.

Blair, the former Razorback women's coach, leads Texas A&M, the defending national champions, into Little Rock tonight for a game at UALR. Tip is set for 7 p.m. between the Lady Trojans and Lady Aggies.

A&M (2-0) enters the game ranked No. 6 by the Associated Press and is coming off a 76-58 victory against Louisville. UALR (1-1) lost 69-60 against SMU.

In UALR’s most recent outing, freshman Taylor Gault recorded a career-high of 20 points, while senior Marian Kursh recorded 17 points and a team-high of seven boards. Tyra White is the Aggies’ top player and enters averaging 17.5 points per game.

A&M won last year’s meeting, 87-41, in College Station, Texas.

Blair was a fan favorite before parting ways with Arkansas. He coached the Razorback women 10 seasons and mentioned his time in Fayetteville in a post-game interview with ESPN after winning last year’s national title.

 

 

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