Gamecocks beat writer Seth Emerson previews the 2008-09 season for the men's and women's basketball teams.
(Photo credits: The State photographers Gerry Melendez, Jeff Blake, Rich Glickstein, Erik Campos); BrettFlashnick.com/Special to The State; and the Philadephia Enquirer.
The Darrin Horn era officially gets under way for South Carolina men's basketball when the Gamecocks host Jacksonville State at 7 p.m. Friday at the Colonial Life Arena. USC then hosts Winthrop at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Dawn Staley era kicks off on the road Sunday as the team travels to Penn State for a 2 p.m. game. The Gamecocks' home-opener is then at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Clemson.
GoGamecocks The Magazine's winter edition hits newsstands Thursday and features a number of articles previewing the men's and women's basketball teams.
Beginning Friday, look in the Sports section of The State newspaper for coverage of the men's and women's teams, coaches Horn and Staley, as well as a feature on men's point guard Devan Downey.
Look for video highlights from the teams' home openers here at GoGamecocks.com.