|Gamecocks coach Frank Martin backed by players|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 10 March 2014 11:07|
Martin was suspended one game by the school for harsh language aimed at guard Duane Notice in a loss to top-ranked Florida last week. Assistant Matt Figger led the Gamecocks to a 74-62 win at Mississippi State on Saturday. Martin attended his 8-year-old daughter's cheerleading competition in Tennessee.
Thornwell said Martin's cursing is not demeaning, but how he demonstrates passion. Thornwell has had similar coaches, and he chose South Carolina because of Martin's intensity.
Martin will be in charge Wednesday when South Carolina (12-19) opens Southeastern Conference tournament play against Auburn (14-15).