USC returned to the national polls Monday claiming the 24th spot by the AP and the coaches as the result of its four game winning streak to open SEC play. Now, the Gamecocks get a real chance to prove they are worthy of the national conversation.
Wednesday night they will host 19th ranked Florida. Saturday they will travel to 5th ranked Kentucky. The season does not end this week, so win or lose, there are many more important games ahead for Frank Martin’s team. But as he has improved his won-loss record each season at USC, this week can go a long way towards validating his building of the program.
Frank Martin on competing with the likes of Florida & Kentucky
Frank Martin previews the Florida matchup
Sindarius Thornwell on the Florida game now compared to his freshman season