Though there are still a few Gamecock football games left in the 2012 season, it's never too early to start looking ahead to South Carolina Gamecock Men's Basketball. With new head coach Frank Martin taking over the 2012-13 season, the Gamecocks basketball team is getting a fresh start to the season. Here are the home games at Colonial Life Arena:

DAY/DATE                           OPPONENT                  TIME

Sunday, November 11             Milwaukee                     3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 16              Morgan State                  7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 19           Rider                               7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21      Elon                                 7:00 p.m. 

Sunday, December 2               Clemson                         12:00 p.m.

Friday, December 7                 Jacksonville                      7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19       Appalachian State             5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 29           Presbyterian                      1:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 5                 South Carolina State          1:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 12               Auburn                              1:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 19               Vanderbilt                          1:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 26               Arkansas                           1:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 2               Georgia                             1:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 10               Tennessee                          1:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 14             LSU                                  7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20         Ole Miss                            7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 28             Missouri                             9:00 p.m

Wednesday, March 6               Mississippi State                7:00 p.m.

Don't rule out the ladies! Check out the Gamecock women's basketball schedule, too.

Don't hesitate to plan your trip to Columbia, SC! Go ahead and purchase tickets and book a room for a weekend of Gamecock basketball. Keep up with Colonial Life Arena for more events on facebook and twitter. For more sports events in the Columbia, SC region, keep up with the Columbia Regional Sports Council on facebook and twitter.