South Carolina coach describes team's March Madness win over Duke

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I'm waving at your wife. We can't wait to meet you. Back now with our big board. It's time for some March Madness. A special guest with us. South Carolina Gamecocks' coach frank martin. Give it up to him of the his team is headed -- I said give it up for coach martin. His team is headed for the sweet 16 that starts tonight but the Gamecocks' first trip since 1973. You'll have Baylor tomorrow night now. My nephew played at Baylor, but he's no longer there so it's okay. That emotional win over duke, I mean, and to see your players, how they responded and doused you and everything and just the emotion that you showed. Just tell us what that moment meant to you. Yeah, you know, robin, as both of you remember back, you know, you show up in college and you're kind of 17, 18 years old and it's hard to have a conversation with a coach because you don't know how to do it. And all of a sudden those kids that signed up four years ago, five years ago and now they're seniors and now I sit down and I have grown men conversations with them and to know that they came here when we weren't very good and never gave in to losing and grew and came in every day and all they wanted was like, frank, guide me. What do we need to do and here four years later not only are we playing to go to the sweet 16 but they had the courage to go beat duke and coach K, you know, as a coach, I'm looking down there and I'm seeing K going what am I doing here. Oh, come on. I'm just telling you, he's one of the guys I grew up idolizing. The players, they've never been on that stage. They walk out and you got to have courage to have the belief that you cannot just win that game but look over there and see coach K and duke. You got to have courage. Just thinking about -- I had some flashbacks. Ah. Listening to you, coach. Put me in, coach. You had fallen behind early in a situation you feel, wow, this is kind of over my head. You know your players are young and never been in that situation against a team like duke. What do you say to them at halftime or during the game or in the fourth quarter when it's crucial that you held on for that win. Yeah, you know, Michael, I think the biggest misconception that exists, not just with me but most coaches is we come into halftime and throw chairs and punch walls. We watch movies. You know. You're not in that game unless you have an unbelievable group of kids that believe in what you're doing. And I walked in and I said to them, I said, hey, you guys are the ones playing. Not me. I'm sitting here watching you. Defensively do you think we can do this. He said we got them. I said, I see that so just relax. Our guys were so nervous we're missing shots early in the game. I said, just relax. Somebody, have courage and make one shot. And it's going to relax everybody. We're okay and then we went out and when they called time-out, because we had the breakaway dpufk to cut it to one we were in our huddle and I looked -- I'm looking at my guys and I'm seeing their eyes and I'm thinking to myself, these guys really think that we're winning had thing. This is unbelievable. And I know just kept going and we closed it out. Unbelievable. Now, I know sometimes and it's so silly when people -- is there going to be a letdown? You had this big win and will you have a big letdown against Baylor. You're playing in New York City. How do you keep them up? That's my job. They're kids. You no, even though some them we just said they've become men and I can have certain conversations, all this is new to them. You know, the moment, that's my job. I have to make sure that I'm a big believer in communication. That's my educational background. You have to communicate. I say this to my staff all the time. If we don't speak to our players every day about everything that matters someone else will. So don't get frustrated when they listen to someone else. Especially in today's day and age of social media, there's so many voices, so many words in their heads, wife to make sure that we are articulating what we need from them every single day so they can stay consistent. Don't you miss having a coach. Listening to him. Just talking back this those days. You got to come back, coach. You know, it's a special day. I love that you're not upset because you upset so many brackets. So happy with that and another reason, it is your birthday. It is your birthday. We need your wife to come over here and help us. Come on. Oh, my gosh. We need your wife. Bring her with the cake. Come on. How are you? How are you? I got set up. The big setup. I got set up. How are you? Coach, this is not a setup. This is a celebration. Not bad. That's awesome. We couldn't spring for the candles. But, you know, I have to say also we got to give a thoughtout to the women's team. They're in the round of 16 too. Dawn shalely speaks so highly of the program there. It's a great time to be in the Gamecocks' program all the way around. Happy birthday again. Thank you for joining us. We really appreciate it. Good luck. Good luck in the tournament.

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