South Carolina's SEC men's basketball schedule was released Friday.
The league returns to an 18-game league schedule.
The Gamecocks will play home-and-home series against Mississippi State, Missouri, Georgia, LSU and Vanderbilt. USC plays once against Kentucky, getting the Wildcats on the road Feb. 5.
"We are extremely excited for the opportunities that the SEC schedule presents," first-year head coach Frank Martin said in a statement. "Because of expansion, it is a new era in the conference and a new schedule format. I fully feel that after winning three of the past seven NCAA championships, the SEC is among the premier conferences in the country and will continue to challenge for championships in 2013."
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South Carolina's conference slate is as follows:
... Jan. 9: USC at Mississippi State, 8 p.m. ESPN3
... Jan. 12: Auburn at USC, 1:30 p.m., SEC Network & ESPN3
... Jan. 16: USC at LSU, TBD, ESPN3
... Jan. 19: Vanderbilt at USC, 1:30 p.m., SEC Network & ESPN3
... Jan. 22: USC at Missouri, 7 p.m., ESPNU & ESPN3
... Jan. 26: Arkansas at USC, 1:30 p.m., SEC Network & ESPN3
... Jan. 30: USC at Florida, 8 p.m., SEC Network & ESPN3
... Feb. 2: Georgia at USC, 1:30 p.m., SEC Network & ESPN3
... Feb. 5: USC at Kentucky, 9 p.m., ESPNU & ESPN3
... Feb. 10: Tennessee at USC, 1 p.m., FSN & ESPN3
... Feb. 14: LSU at USC, 7 p.m., ESPN/2 & ESPN3
... Feb. 16: USC at Alabama, 4 p.m., SEC Network & ESPN3
... Feb. 20: Ole Miss at USC, 7 p.m., CSS & ESPN3
... Feb. 23: USC at Georgia, 2 p.m., CBS Sports
... Feb. 28: Missouri at USC, 9 p.m., ESPN/2 & ESPN3
... March 2: USC at Texas A&M, 7 p.m., ESPNU
... March 6: Mississippi State at USC, 7 p.m., ESPN3
... March 9: USC at Vanderbilt, 1:30 p.m., SEC Network & ESPN3