(WLTX) --- The calendar is pretty packed this week for the USC Athletics Department as basketball continues while another spring sport begins.
The USC men's basketball team hosts Auburn Wednesday night. The Tigers have won two straight SEC games.
After a road trip to Mississippi State, Carolina's sixth-ranked women's basketball team returns to the floor at the Colonial Life Arena Sunday afternoon against Arkansas.
This Friday, the USC softball team begins the fourth year of the Beverly Smith era by hosting the annual Carolina Classic.
USC opens the season Friday at 4:00 pm against Iona with games Saturday and Sunday to follow.
Last year, the Gamecocks advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007.