As a part of the schedule alliance, four schools from each conference will participate in two-year, home-and-home series that will begin in the 2019-20 season.
The Gamecocks return a core group from last season's squad, including senior forward Maik Kotsar, SEC All-Freshman Team honoree, sophomore guard A.J. Lawson, and redshirt-sophomore Justin Minaya returns after suffering a season-ending knee injury early last season.
Houston finished among the top 12 of both major national polls last season after concluding the campaign with a 33-4 record after a loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16. The Cougars are led by head coach Kelvin Sampson in his sixth season.
Carolina is 3-2 all-time versus Houston, including a 2-0 mark in home matchups against the Cougars. Carolina captured an 88-71 win in Columbia on Feb. 22, 1971, and followed with a 104-86 victory over UH on March 2, 1974, in the capital city. The Cougars have captured wins in both matchups in Houston, and the Gamecocks posted a 74-70 overtime win in the only neutral-site contest against UH on Dec. 1, 1990, in the Tournament of Champions in Charlotte.
Below is the complete schedule for the scheduling alliance:
2019-20 SEC/American Alliance Matchups
Houston at South Carolina
Georgia at Memphis
SMU at Vanderbilt
Ole Miss at Wichita State
Season ticket deposits for the upcoming 2019-20 season of Gamecock men's basketball are currently being accepted. Prices remain unchanged from last season, with full season packages starting for as low as $69 for the popular Mobile Pass season ticket. Fans can purchase lower level season tickets for $260 (Gamecock Club membership required for sections 104-106, 113-115), the Coke Family Sections are available for $600 (four tickets) and upper level tickets are available (no Gamecock Club membership required) for $90 in the baseline value sections, and $200 in other sections. University Faculty/Staff members receive a 20% discount on lower level and upper level ticket prices.
Fans interested in buying season tickets for the upcoming campaign can place a deposit by visitingItsGreatToBeAGamecock.com, or by calling the Gamecock Ticket Office at 1-800-4SC-FANS.