New Mexico basketball coach Dave Bliss has withdrawn from consideration for the head coaching job at Texas A&M, saying his task with the Lobos was not completed.

"We love what we've been able to accomplish here," Bliss said at an afternoon news conference Tuesay. "We know we aren't the finished product yet, but we're getting better and better every year."Bliss has led the Lobos to the NCAA tournament five of the past six years and six times in his 10 seasons at New Mexico. But none of his teams have been able to get beyond the second round.

"The part we all felt, whether it's our staff or our family, is that our task really isn't completed here yet," he said.

Bliss said Texas A&M received permission from UNM to talk to him and he had discussed the job with Aggie officials. But he said he "respectfully declined."