4:19 p.m. (ET) - 12thManTV caught up with Coach Blair following today's loss to Maryland. Click below to hear his thoughts on the Aggies' performance.
Aggies Fall to Maryland
2:05 p.m. (ET) - Texas A&M falls to Maryland in the Sweet 16, 81-74, and will finish the season 24-11. Congratulations to the girls on a great season.
The AP recap, along with post-game comments from Coach Blair and the girls are available here. Time to go pack and load the plane back to Aggieland. Gig 'em.
1:40 p.m. (ET) - The second half is coming to a close here at PNC Arena. Aggies lead Maryland 72-69 with 5:12 left to play. Here's a few AP photos from today's game. We'll add more when they become available after the game.
Fast and Physical First Half
12:59 p.m. (ET) - It's been an extremely fast and physical first half to start today's game against Maryland. Aggies fired on all cylinders to for the first 15 minutes, but Maryland closed on a 21-6 run to end the half to close the gap to 41-44. Second half action just about to get underway here at PNC Arena. Time to close this one out! BTHO Maryland!
11:12 a.m. (ET) - We just arrived at PNC Arena after a great send-off by fans, the Aggie Dance Team, and Yell Leaders.
9:13 a.m. (ET) - It's game day! Things are ramping up quickly here at the team hotel this morning. We're just an hour away from our Spirit Send-Off down in the lobby, and will be traveling to PNC Arena immediately following.
As a reminder, today's game tips off at 12 p.m. (ET), and will be broadcast live on ESPN as well as 1150 AM KZNE back home in College Station.
Saturday, March 24
6:39 p.m. (ET) - The 12th Man Foundation held their annual All-Aggie Reception tonight at the team hotel. Aggie fans got an opportunity to meet the team and show their support tonight before the Aggies play Maryland tomorrow morning. 12thManTV's Mollie Ferguson caught up with Coach Blair and Skylar Collins to talk about the event.
Coach Blair Interview:
Skylar Collins Interview:
Bonus: Coach Blair interviews senior Yell Leader David Benac:
5:21 p.m. (ET) - Photos from today's events, as well as a few from the plane flight yesterday, are now available below.
Kelsey Bone Post-Practice Interview
3:45 p.m. (ET) - Following this afternoon's practice at PNC Arena, Kelsey Bone talked about how excited the team is to be in Raleigh and how they're prerparing to face Maryland tomorrow.
Sydney Carter Post-Practice Interview
3:37 p.m. (ET) - 12thManTV's Mollie Ferguson caught up with Sydney Carter after this morning's first practice at the Dail Center to get her thoughts on how the team is preparing for Maryland.
Press Conference Video
3:35 p.m. (ET) - Full video from today's press conference at PNC Arena is now available on NCAA.com. Click here to watch.
First Practice; Press Conference
2:26 p.m. (ET) - It's been a busy day already in Raleigh. Coach Blair and the team held their first practice of the weekend at the Dail Center on North Carolina State's campus. Afterward, the team made their first trip to PNC Arena for today's press conference. Audio from Coach Blair, Sydney Carter, Adaora Elonu, and Kelsey Bone is available here.
Friday, March 23
Arrived in Raleigh; Celebrating Tyra's Birthday
9:54 p.m. (ET) - After a 2 hour, 10 minute flight from College Station to Raleigh, the team travels in town to the Twisted Fork restaurant for dinner. Today happens to be Tyra White's 23rd birthday, so we surprised her with a cake!
Special Message from Poland
1:52 p.m. (CT) - Sydney Colson has a special message for the team as they prepare to travel to Raleigh for the Sweet 16. Check it out:
Load Up, Head Out
12:35 p.m. (CT) - Wrapping up this morning's practice at Reed, now it's time to load up and head out. Wheels up to Raleigh at 3:00. Would love to see fans at Reed Arena to see us off at 2:15. We'll be in lot 100-E.
Thursday, March 22
Coach Blair Press Conference
5:44 p.m. (CT) - Coach Blair met with the media today at Reed Arena to talk about the upcoming Sweet 16 game against Maryland. Video of Coach Blair's press conference is available below.
2:02 p.m. (CT) - Fresh off of two tournament victories at Reed Arena, the Aggies will be hitting the road to Raleigh, N.C. tomorrow to face the No. 2 seed Maryland Lady Terrapins in the Sweet 16. Tipoff for is set for 11 a.m. (CT) on Sunday and will be televised on ESPN.
To give you a quick update on tomorrow's plans, the team will practice at Reed Arena at 11 a.m., shower, pack, and leave College Station at 2:15 p.m. We should arrive in Raleigh 6:30 p.m. (ET).
12:26 p.m. (CT) - Howdy, and welcome to the Texas A&M women's basketball NCAA Tournament Central page. Stay tuned as we will be posting short updates along with videos and photos to recap the Aggies' quest to defend their 2011 national title.
Since there won't be much action here until tomorrow, let's take a look back at last year's historic journey to a national championship: