South Carolina men’s basketball fans will have to wait an extra day to see the Gamecocks in action.

The school announced on Tuesday that the season-opening game vs. South Carolina State was moved from Monday, Nov. 7, to Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The much-anticipated season opener will be the debut of head coach Lamont Paris, who replaced Frank Martin back in March. Prior to becoming South Carolina’s first African-American men’s basketball coach, Paris served as head coach at Chattanooga, where he went 65-29 over the past 3 seasons.

Paris will be jumping in to what has already been a busy offseason for the Gamecocks. In July, highly-sought after recruit G.G. Jackson decided to reclassify to the 2022 class and committed to South Carolina. Jackson has already been named one of the 30 impact freshman for the 2022-2023 season.

We’ll see how Paris wrangles the Gamecocks for the opening a day later on Nov. 8.