#Gamecocks Martin to miss Saturday’s game at LSU

Gamecocks will be without Frank Martin and other staff members this weekend (Gamecock Athletics)

USC announced Thursday night the team is planning to travel to LSU for the game Saturday night after having the previous two games postponed due to Covid issues. But the Gamecocks will be without head coach Frank Martin and two other staff members. Assistant coach Bruce Shingler will serve as the acting head coach.

Here’s the release from USC:

The Gamecock men’s basketball team (3-2, 1-0 SEC) travels to face LSU (9-2, 4-1 SEC) in Southeastern Conference play on Saturday evening in Baton Rouge, with tipoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network. Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin, assistant coach Chuck Martin, and Doug Edwards, who handles student-athlete development for the team, will not be in attendance in Baton Rouge on Saturday.

Assistant coach Bruce Shingler will be the acting head coach for the matchup vs. the Tigers, along with assistant coach Will Bailey, video coordinator Brian Steele, and special assistant to the head coach John Reynolds.

The Gamecocks began league play last week with a 78-54 win over visiting Texas A&M at Colonial Life Arena behind a career high 30-point performance from junior guard AJ Lawson. Following Saturday’s matchup with the Tigers, Carolina is next scheduled for a road game at No. 17/16 Missouri on Tuesday, Jan. 19 (SEC Network).

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