Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Southeastern Conference has released its 2013 men's basketball schedule, which means South Carolina now knows who they'll be playing when league contests begin.
The schedules were made public Friday.
All of the games will be broadcast on television.
The Gamecocks will host nine league contests at Colonial Life Arena next season, including matchups with Arkansas, Tennessee and first-year SEC member Missouri. South Carolina will face Mississippi State, LSU, Vanderbilt, Georgia and Missouri in home-and-home series in 2013.
"We are extremely excited for the opportunities that the SEC schedule presents," said first-year head coach Frank Martin in a statement. "Because of expansion, it is a new era in the conference and a new schedule format.
The Gamecocks kick off conference action away from Columbia for the second-straight season with a trip to Mississippi State on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN, before returning home to host Auburn on Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
The first-ever game against Missouri will be on January 22 at 7 p.m.
Below is a complete listing of South Carolina's SEC contests for 2013.
Jan. 9, at Mississippi State, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Jan. 12, vs. Auburn, 1:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Jan. 16, at LSU, TBA, ESPN3 Jan. 19, vs. Vanderbilt, 1:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Jan. 22, at Missouri, 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Jan. 26, vs. Arkansas, 1:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Jan. 30, at Florida, 8 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Feb. 2, vs. Georgia, 1:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Feb. 5, at Kentucky, 9 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Feb. 10, vs. Tennessee, 1 p.m. ET, FSN Feb. 14, vs. LSU, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/2
Feb. 16, at Alabama, 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Feb. 20, vs. Ole Miss, 7 p.m., CSS Feb. 23, at Georgia, 2 p.m. ET, CBS
Feb. 28, vs. Missouri, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN/2 March 2, at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU
March 6, vs. Mississippi State, TBA, ESPN3
March 9, at Vanderbilt, 1:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network March 13-17, TBA, SEC Network/ABC