South Carolina basketball split a pair of big games last week, but still rose in the rankings this week.
The Gamecocks (15-4, 5-1) moved up to No. 23 in the AP Top 25 poll, a week after sliding back into the poll at No. 24.
South Carolina went into last week facing its biggest week remaining on the schedule with games against then-No. 19 Florida and then-No. 5 Kentucky. The Gamecocks started out with a 57-53 win against Florida, then took an 85-69 loss at Kentucky.
South Carolina hosts Auburn on Tuesday night at Colonial Life Arena before a trip to Missouri on Saturday.
The Gamecocks have been ranked as high as No. 16 this season.