South Carolina coach Martin to miss game at LSU

South Carolina coach Martin to miss game at LSU
South Carolina head coach Frank Martin talks to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Source: Charlie Riedel)

COLUMBIA, SC - South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin and two other staffers will not travel with the Gamecocks for a game Saturday night at LSU.

The school said Martin, assistant coach Chuck Martin and Doug Edwards, who’s in charge of student-athlete development, are staying home because of COVID-19 “health and safety protocols.”

South Carolina has missed its past two games due to the coronavirus and played just twice since Dec. 5.

Martin tested positive for the virus this spring. Assistant coach Bruce Shingler will direct the team against the Tigers. South Carolina, 3-2 this season, has had seven scheduled games called off because of COVID-19. It last played on Jan. 6, beating Texas A&M 78-54.