As pregame rituals unfold, Texas A&M women’s basketball coach Gary Blair teaches Destiny Pitts how dancing is new.
As the Aggies (11-7, 1-5 in SEC) warmed up for Sunday’s game with Missouri (14-5, 3-3) at 5 p.m., Blair took a moment to show Pitts some moves Missouri Field Dance.
Blair is expected to retire at the end of this season. Pitts is in her second year with the Aggies after being traded from Minnesota.
Texas A&M tweeted a video of Blair and Pitts.
Pitts, who is averaging 10.6 points and one of the Aggies’ best 3-point shooters, responded minutes later.
The tweet also caught the attention of Aggie’s male player, Henry Coleman III.
Blair, who is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame for the first time, announced at the start of this season that it would be his last as head coach. He led the Aggies to the 2011 National Championship. But, right now, Blair is focused on trying to get his Aggies back on a winning streak.
A loss to TCU on Dec. 12 sparked a month-long slump, as the Aggies have lost six of their last eight games, with their only SEC win over Auburn becoming the SEC’s only winless team in the league. .
Missouri enters the game with a 1-3 record against ranked teams this season. But that win was important, as the Tigers beat No. 1 South Carolina in late December to kick off the SEC action. Since then, the Tigers have lost to LSU and Georgia, both of which are ranked.
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