One could argue this is one of the more intriguing basketball battles between USC and Clemson that we’ve seen in quite some time. These two programs have both been up and down; sometimes down and down; but rarely have we seen them both trending up at the same time when they meet on the hardwood. We get that this week. #20 USC is unbeaten at home and 9-1 overall; Clemson is 8-2 and riding a 6 game win streak. The only downer is the fact the Gamecocks won’t be a full strength with Sindarius Thornwell still serving a suspension. Also, it’s kind of a bummer this game falls smack dab in the middle of winter break and the students are home for the holidays. That combined with the dreaded 9:00 tip (thanks TV!) and the crowd probably won’t be big as it would have been on another date and time.
Oh well, the basketball should be good. Below you can check out what Frank Martin and Brad Brownell had to say as they preview the the rivalry matchup.