USC gets Vandy first on SEC home slate

08/26/2010 8:54 PM

08/27/2010 1:39 PM

Vanderbilt will be South Carolina's first guest during the Southeastern Conference portion of the upcoming basketball season, with Kentucky not too far behind.

The Southeastern Conference released its men's basketball schedule for the 2011 on Thursday.

After the Commodores on Jan. 8, South Carolina hits the road for SEC games against Alabama and Florida. The Gamecocks return to Colonial Life Arena to face Kentucky on Jan. 22. It will be the teams' first meeting since South Carolina pulled off a 68-62 upset of the then-top-ranked and unbeaten Wildcats.

The Kentucky game is sandwiched around home games against Arkansas and Auburn.

South Carolina ends its home SEC season against Tennessee on March 3 and closes the regular season at Mississippi State on March 5. Below is a complete listing of South Carolina's SEC games for the 2011 season.

South Carolina's nonconference schedule

-- Nov. 12, Elon (Time TBD)

-- Nov. 16, at Michigan State (Time TBD)

-- Nov. 19, Radford (Time TBD)

-- Nov. 23, USC Upstate (Time TBD)

-- Nov. 27, at Western Kentucky (Time TBD)

-- Dec. 1, Delaware State (Time TBD)

-- Dec. 5, Clemson (Time TBD)

-- Dec. 11, Wofford (Time TBD)

-- Dec. 18, at Ohio State (Time TBD)

-- Dec. 22, at Furman (Time TBD)

-- Dec. 29, Jacksonville State (Time TBD)

-- Jan. 1, Boston College (Time TBD)

-- Jan. 4, S.C. State (Time TBD)

South Carolina's SEC schedule

-- Vanderbilt (Jan. 8, 5 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

-- at Alabama (Jan. 12, 9 p.m. ET, CSS)

-- at Florida (Jan. 15, 1:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

-- Arkansas (Jan. 19, 8 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

-- Kentucky (Jan. 22, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN)

-- Auburn (Jan. 29, 1:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

-- at LSU (Feb. 2, 8 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

-- at Vanderbilt (Feb. 5, 1:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

-- Florida (Feb. 9, 8 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

-- Georgia (Feb. 12, 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

-- at Tennessee (Feb. 16, 7 p.m. ET, CSS)

-- at Kentucky (Feb. 19, 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

-- Ole Miss (Feb. 22, 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU)

-- at Georgia (Feb. 26, 7 p.m., ET, FSN)

-- Tennessee (March 3, 7 p.m., ET, ESPN/ESPN2)

-- at Mississippi State (March 5, 2 p.m., ET, ESPN/ESPN2)

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