They played with no fear. They played with poise, too. In short, they played like champions.
And then there were hugs and tears and smiles that stretched from here to College Station. Texas A&M athletics director Bill Byrne brought Gary Blair to Texas A&M eight seasons ago to make women's basketball relevant.
That he has done. With recruiting. With coaching. With class. A few miles from where he won three state championships at South Oak Cliff High School, Blair delivered a landmark victory.
The Texas Aggies are headed to the Women's Final Four.