October 1, 2014

Frank Martin previews first round matchup with Auburn (AUDIO)

Frank Martin previewed the opening round of the SEC tournament Tuesday.

Frank Martin previewed the opening round of the SEC tournament Tuesday.

Tuesday USC head basketball coach Frank Martin previewed the Gamecocks upcoming first round matchup with the Auburn Tigers in the opening round of the SEC tournament in Atlanta.

AUDIO: Frank Martin [5:15]

USC enters the tournament as the 13-seed, and Auburn enters the game as the 12th seed.  The Tigers have a 14-15 overall record in 2014.

The Tigers got the best of the Gamecocks in their last meeting in late February, 83-67, in the Plains.

Martin provided his thoughts on how he believes his team, who has won 4 of their final 8 games, will fair this time around against Auburn.  He also elaborated on what he believes his squad will need to improve upon this time around to get an opening round victory over Auburn and advance to round two.

The Gamecocks and Tigers will tip things off in the Georgia Dome at 7:00.  The game will be televised on SECTV.