South Carolina senior forward Dominique Archie has a "severe" sprained right knee, according to coach Darrin Horn.
Otherwise, there was nothing new regarding the status of the injured player, who remains out indefinitely. Archie was hurt early in Sunday's loss to Miami.
"When the docs say that it's better in the re-evaluation ... then we'll look at it," Horn said. "But right now we've got to make our team better. And that would be the case whether he's with us or not."
Horn isn't looking for players to necessarily replace Archie's scoring and rebounding. He acknowledged the team loses versatility because the 6-foot-7 Archie can play outside and inside.
"I still think we're going to be a really good team," Horn said. "And we're gonna find a way to win games. Those goals haven't changed, and how we approach things and how we're gonna play in general, that's not gonna change.
"But I think what it does mean is that some guys need to be counters every night. Because we've just lost some cushion when you lose a good player and a fifth-year senior for a period of time."
The Gamecocks play their first game without Archie on Friday against Jacksonville. Western Kentucky visits Wednesday, followed three days later by a visit to Clemson.
"You've just gotta come out and keep playing," freshman guard Ramon Galloway said. "Everybody's gotta be their best. You can't have no slip-ups."