Blair urges fans to support tournaments

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Texas A&M women's basketball coach Gary Blair is urging basketball fans in Arkansas to turn out for the tournaments taking place over the next couple of weeks.

North Little Rock will host the Southeastern Conference women's tournament this week at Alltel Arena, and the Sun Belt Conference's men's and women's tournaments are in Hot Springs.

Blair spoke today to the Tip-Off Club at North Little Rock. He told the group they should put up their guns, because duck season is over, and to get out and support the tournaments.

Blair took Arkansas to the Final Four in 1998 but left for Texas A&M in 2003. Texas A&M is ranked No. 10 in this week's AP poll.

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