Aggies End AU's Season in SEC Tournament

The Auburn women's basketball team fell by 10 points to Texas A&M in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

Katie Frerking led the Tigers in rebounding.

North Little Rock, Ark.--Auburn’s season ended on Thursday in the second round of the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament as the Tigers fell 57-47 to the taller and more talented Texas A&M Aggies.

The game also ended Auburn’s four-game winning streak, dropping the Tigers’ record to 13-18. Texas A&M, which is ranked 17th nationally, improved its record to 23-8.

Katie Frerking led Auburn with a double-double while junior center Tra’Cee Tanner just missed one of her own with 14 points and nine rebounds. Frerking, a sophomore, scored 13 points and pulled in 10 rebounds.

Another sophomore, Brandy Montgomery, scored 13 points for the Tigers.

Auburn struggled with its shooting vs. the fresher Aggies, who received a first round bye while Auburn was defeating Florida 71-49 on Wednesday night. The Tigers hit 22-60 field goals for 36.7 percent. Auburn made just 1-13 threes and was 2-6 at the foul line.

The Aggies made 24-57 field goals (42.1 percent) and were 0-2 on threes while making 9-15 free throws. Texas A&M led in rebounds 39-35 and turned the ball over 16 times, one less than the Tigers.

Auburn coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said she liked how her team play late in the season even though they struggled with their shooting vs. the Aggies. “I?think they really realized when they work hard, when they really get after it with our press, how good it can be for us,” she said.

“There were a lot of positives vibes, but more importantly I think they got the confidence they needed to understand, yes, they are very good players and the more they continue to work the better they are going to be.”

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