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South Carolina women's team to face UConn, Duke this season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina will face defending NCAA Tournament champion Connecticut along with three other teams that reached the tournament in its non-Southeastern Conference schedule next season.

The school released the Gamecocks pre-SEC schedule Wednesday.

The highlight is a rematch with UConn on Feb. 8 at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks were No. 1 in the country last February before an 87-62 loss at Connecticut.

South Carolina opens the season at home Nov. 13 against Ohio State, which reached the NCAA second round. The Gamecocks play Duke, a Sweet 16 team, at home on Dec. 6. They'll take on another Sweet 16 opponent in Arizona State at a Hawaii tournament in November.

In total, USC will face seven teams who collected 20 or more wins last season.

The Gamecocks finished a record setting 34-3 last season and advanced to their first Final Four.

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