Watch: Highlights from the Texas A&M 71-56 victory over Tennessee

The Aggie defense went into lockdown mode early in the game, only allowing 22 points in the first half of the game and a 36.7% from the field. Coach Joni Taylor’s active offseason is paying dividends early, as A&M has already matched their SEC win total four games into league play.

Transfers Aicha “AC” Coulibaly, Endyia Rogers, and Lauren Ware were just what the doctor ordered by smothering defense and adding some much-needed experience to the court. Coulibaly and Rogers combined for 34 points and 9 rebounds on the offensive side, then also recorded five steals.

Coach Taylor’s mantra this year has been toughness and a staple of that is playing great defense. She wants that to be her team identity because she knows where that can take them.

Below are some of the best highlights from the win over the Tennessee Lady Vols.

Coast to Coast for Jones

Big time three to extend the lead

Good things happen when the Bigs run the floor

AC the pick pocket

Offensive rebound leading to points

Defense leads to an assist from transfer to fellow transfer

Nice pass to Barker for the two points in the paint

Barker got her first points of the game

Tough defense leads to sweet layup for Jones

Coulibaly with the tough bucket

Rogers has been money in SEC play and against Tennessee was not different

Story originally appeared on Aggies Wire