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Feb. 17, 2004

USC plays at Arkansas on Saturday, Feb. 21 for a 3:05 pm (EST) tip-off in Bud Walton Arena. The Gamecocks are 20-5 and 7-4 in the SEC.

Five weeks in the making.

USC remained in the nation’s top 25 this week for the fifth straight week.

USC is No. 25 in the Associated Press poll, after peaking at No. 24 three weeks ago.

USC remained at No. 22 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll – a season high.

As of Tuesday, Feb. 17, USC is ranked No. 19 in the Sagarin ratings with its SOS ranking at 124 – season highs.

On, USC is ranked No. 38 with a SOS of 87 – both season highs. On, USC’s RPI is No. 38 and its strength of schedule is rated at 111 – both season highs. USC is also ranked No. 23 in’s top 25 poll.

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In’s NCAA bracket projections this week USC is listed as a No. 5 seed playing No. 12 seed Hawaii in Milwaukee, Wisc. in the first round. If the Gamecocks were to win, they would play the winner of the Providence-VCU game.

On’s NCAA Tournament Bracket has USC listed as a No. 4 seed playing No. 13 MAAC/Manhattan. They would play the winner of the Memphis-Purdue first round game – both being played in Milwaukee, Wisc.


Tickets still remain for the last two home games – Georgia (Feb. 28) and Kentucky (March 3).

Tickets are also available for the SEC Tournament (March 11-14 in Atlanta).