Gamecocks release SEC women’s basketball schedule

Gamecocks release SEC women’s basketball schedule

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The road to winning a fourth straight SEC regular season championship is one filled with a number of steep challenges for the Gamecocks once conference play opens.

The Gamecocks will face six NCAA Tournament teams at home during the 2017-18 season. South Carolina opens SEC play on New Year's Eve at home against Texas A&M. It will be the fourth consecutive time the Gamecocks open SEC play at home.

The champs' first game at home in 2018 will see the Gamecocks take on Auburn on January 11. Dawn Staley's squad will close out that week with a Sunday matchup against USC assistant Jolette Law's former team, Tennessee. The Lady Vols are just one of three opponents the Gamecocks will see twice this season. USC will also battle Missouri and Kentucky two times this season.

The national championship rematch between USC and Mississippi State will take place in Starkville on February 5.

Here's a look at the Gamecocks' full SEC schedule:

Sun., Dec. 31, vs. Texas A&M

Thu., Jan. 4, at Ole Miss

Sun., Jan. 7, at Missouri

Thu., Jan. 11, vs. Auburn

Sun., Jan. 14, vs. Tennessee

Thu., Jan. 18, at Vanderbilt

Sun., Jan. 21, at Kentucky

Thu., Jan. 25, vs. Arkansas

Sun., Jan. 28, vs. Missouri

Mon., Feb. 5, at Mississippi State

Thu., Feb. 8, at Alabama

Sun., Feb. 11, vs. Florida

Thu., Feb. 15, at Georgia

Sun., Feb. 18, vs. Kentucky

Thu., Feb. 22, vs. LSU

Sun., Feb. 25 at Tennessee

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