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‘I thought our defense was exceptional’ Everything Coach Joni Taylor had to say after big win over Auburn

The Texas A&M Aggies (13-2, 1-1 SEC) notched their first SEC win of the season with a convincing 66-44 win over the Auburn Tigers (11-4, 0-2 SEC) at Reed Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Head Basketball Coach Joni Taylor let it be known after the loss to Georgia that her team did not meet her standard of toughness. That’s something she has been preaching all season long and her team got the message.

They handled business at home and not only notched their first SEC win of the season but crossed a major milestone of recording the program’s 300th win at Reed Arena. Coach Taylor was pleased with how her team responded knowing how talented a team Auburn can be.

“We gave up too many points in the first quarter on Thursday. With that being said, when you hold a team to 54 points, you should be able to win it. But I thought our defense was exceptional, especially our perimeter. Johnnie (Harris) has a really good team and she’s got a talented group of guards. And so, when you watch them on film, you sit up straight because if you’re not locked in, they can kind of have their way. I think our perimeter players were really sound defensively and forced them into really tough contested shots.”

Below, you can watch the full post-game presser Q&A with Coach Taylor

Texas A&M will return on the road on January 11 to take on the No. 7 LSU Tigers at 7:00 PM CST at the Maravich Assembly Center.

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