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Joni Taylor era set to begin Thursday night

Taylor starts her first season with the Aggies as the eighth women’s basketball head coach in program history.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M women’s basketball team is set to tip off the Joni Taylor era against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. inside Reed Arena.

Taylor starts her first season with the Aggies as the eighth women’s basketball head coach in program history. Named 2021 SEC Coach of the Year, Taylor coached the Georgia women’s basketball team for seven years, collecting 140 victories and 64 wins in Southeastern Conference play.

The Aggies return eight from last year’s squad, including Aaliyah Patty who led the team in rebounds (7.4) and blocks (1.4) per game. Patty is the lone player on the roster with over 100 games played in their career. Sydnee Roby (79) and McKinzie Green (70) both boast 70-or-more.

Texas A&M comes in as the second-youngest team in the SEC. Taylor brought with her from Georgia the No. 7 recruiting class in the country. Freshmen Janiah Barker and Sydney Bowles were the No. 3 and No. 37 recruits in the nation last year, respectively, with Tineya Hylton and Mya Petticord both being newcomers to Aggieland.

Aggie Basketball Fan Zone

Located at the North entry of Reed Arena, the Fan Zone includes games, music, TVs and more for ALL fans. The Fan Zone opens one hour prior to tipoff.

12th Man Rewards

12th Man Rewards is the free program that appreciates fans for standing with the 12th Man and attending Texas A&M Athletics events in support of creating a home-court advantage for our student-athletes and coaches.

The more events you attend, your points will increase. Those points can be redeemed via the online giveaway store for a variety of items. Register today within the 12th Man Mobile app to earn 200 points at the game. Pick up any redeemed giveaways during pregame in the Fan Zone at the North Entry of Reed Arena. 


Thursday’s match-up is the sixth all-time meeting between Texas A&M and A&M-Corpus Christi as the Maroon & White leads the series with a 6-0 record, including a season-opening win against the Islanders to open the 2021-22 campaign.

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