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Blair promises an entertaining game when DePaul's 3-point specialists meet his Texas A&M women

  • Texas A&M coach Gary Blair speaks during a news conference ahead of NCAA college basketball practice in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, March 28, 2014. Texas A&M will play DePaul in an NCAA Lincoln Regional women's semifinal basketball game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Texas A&M coach Gary Blair speaks during a news conference ahead of NCAA college basketball practice in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, March 28, 2014. Texas A&M will play DePaul in an NCAA Lincoln Regional women's semifinal basketball game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas A&M's Tavarsha Scott-Williams, left, Courtney Williams, second from left, Jada Terry, third from left, and others look to rebound the ball during NCAA college basketball practice in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, March 28, 2014. Texas A&M will play DePaul in an NCAA Lincoln Regional women's semifinal basketball game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Texas A&M's Tavarsha Scott-Williams, left, Courtney Williams, second from left, Jada Terry, third from left, and others look to rebound the ball during NCAA college basketball practice in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, March 28, 2014. Texas A&M will play DePaul in an NCAA Lincoln Regional women's semifinal basketball game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas A&M's Jordan Jones, left, participates in NCAA college basketball practice in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, March 28, 2014. Texas A&M will play DePaul in an NCAA Lincoln Regional women's semifinal basketball game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Texas A&M's Jordan Jones, left, participates in NCAA college basketball practice in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, March 28, 2014. Texas A&M will play DePaul in an NCAA Lincoln Regional women's semifinal basketball game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

Texas A&M's Gary Blair is promising an entertaining game akin to a "ping-pong match" when his team meets DePaul on Saturday in the NCAA women's regional semifinals.

DePaul (29-6) made a total of 25 3-pointers in its first two tournament games. The Blue Demons are shooting 36 percent on 3s for the season, and their 84-point average ranks third nationally.

Third-seeded Texas A&M (26-8) beat North Dakota and James Madison in the first two rounds, holding them to a combined 34-percent shooting, including 23 percent on 3-pointers. The Aggies are fifth in the country defending 3s, with opponents shooting 26 percent.