In April of 2012, Jay Jacobs, who is Auburn University's Athletic Director, hired a proven winner to lead the Women's basketball program. Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy was tasked to restore Auburn to prominence nationally.
Coach Flo started strong at AU with back to back 19 win seasons. This season they have come out of the gate with a 7-2 record.
Next up for the Tigers is a trip to New York and the St. John's Chartwells Holiday Classic. The tournament can be seen on ESPN3. Then it's off to sunny Miami, Florida for the FIU Fun-N-Sun Classic. Coach Flo is 13-1 in December according to the official AU Athletics web site.
Coach Flo's team is passing the ball really well this season, and getting better scoring opportunities. Watching the highlight videos, you can see a squad that shares the ball, and is attacking on defense. That style of defense in known as "Club Press" and is best described here:
"CLUB PRESS: Auburn's high-pressure, full-court defense under coach Terri Williams-Flournoy, refered to by the players as "Club Press," has ranked as one of the best ever at Auburn over the last two seasons. In 2012-13, Auburn's 402 steals set a new school record for a single season while the 701 turnovers forced went down as second all-time on The Plains. In 2013-14, the Tigers forced 659 opponent turnovers while recording 354 steals, remaining a major force on defense in the Southeastern Conference."
|Points per game||68.6||53.4|
|Field goal pct||.452||.354|
|3 POINT FG-ATT||39-119||51-178|
|3-point FG pct||.328||.287|
|3-pt FG made per game||4.3||5.7|
|Free throw pct||.548||.667|
|F-Throws made per game||8.2||10.4|
|Rebounds per game||38.2||35.2|
|Assists per game||17.7||9.6|
|Turnovers per game||15.6||22.2|
|Steals per game||13.4||9.0|
|Blocks per game||3.3||2.4|
This team has not received a lot of media attention since the Bruce Pearl hire, although the splash they are capable of making in post season will get noticed. Look for these Ladies to make some real noise come tournament time in March.