Frank Martin walks the sideline during Saturday’s win over Tennessee (Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

Frank Martin has his USC basketball team creeping onto the NCAA Tournament bubble. With three straight wins and victories in six of their last seven outings, the Gamecocks are entering the tournament conversation for the first time this season. They are up to 64 in the all-important NET ranking. However, at his press conference Monday Morning, Martin expressed his disdain for overzealous interest in various tournament projections at this point in the season.

Martin also said forward Jaylin McCreary is still dealing with the effects from his head injury suffered Saturday he he hit a camera while scrambling for a rebound. And he also shared some thoughts on Wednesday’s opponent Mississippi State.

Frank Martin press conference