No. 20 women's basketball opens season Friday vs Houston

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The No. 20 Texas A&M’s women’s basketball team opens the 2017-18 regular season on Friday, November 10, with Houston paying a visit to Reed Arena in the first round of the Preseason WNIT.

The game is available on SEC Network +, with Will Johnson and Tap Bentz on the call. Authenticated subscribers can access the game on WatchESPN and the ESPN app on their computers, mobile phones, tablets and smart TVs. Tom Turbiville and Bret Dark bring listeners the action on The Zone 102.7 FM and 12thMan.com.

The Aggies have won three exhibition contests since the end of last season, posting two wins on a foreign trip to Spain, then defeating Oklahoma City 86-35 in an exhibition game on Monday. Texas A&M adds in the No. 8 recruiting class from 2017 to a team that returns three Preseason All-SEC picks, Khaalia Hillsman, Anriel Howard and Danni Williams.

The Aggies, who are 39-4 in home openers and 30-13 in season openers, are playing in the Preseason WNIT for the second time, after going 2-1 to reach the semifinals in 1995.

Houston went 12-19 in the 2016-17 season, and return two double-digit scorers, Jasmyne Harris (11.3 ppg) and Angela Harris (10.0 ppg). Jamila Ganter, who played for Texas A&M from 2003-06 under Gary Blair, returns to Aggieland and Reed Arena as an assistant coach for Houston.

The game is a part of Texas A&M’s Military Appreciation Weekend. Active duty and retired military and first responder personnel can go to 12thMan.com/military to reserve two free tickets to Friday's women's basketball game. Additional tickets are available for $3 (general admission) or $8 (reserved).

Preseason WNIT First Round • Game 1 • Friday, November 10, 2017 • 7 p.m.
Houston Cougars (0-0, 0-0 American) at
No. 20 AP Texas A&M Aggies (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
College Station, Texas | Reed Arena (12,989)
Watch: SEC Network + (Will Johnson, Tap Bentz)
Listen: KZNE 102.7 FM (Tom Turbiville, Bret Dark)