Before the NCAA Tournament, Matt Jones got South Carolina basketball fans fired up. Â Our founder and fearless leader called the Gamecocks, “The worst 7 seed in NCAA Tournament history.”
Matt has a knack for antagonizing fan bases from across the SEC, but this one seemed to stir the pot more than normal. Â Earlier today, the Columbia newspaper The State published a story on hisÂ trash-talking and subsequent mea culpa.
Matt’s jab didn’t just anger fans, it got to South Carolina head coach Frank Martin. Â MartinÂ told Paul Finebaum: “If we’re the worst seven-seed in his opinion, he must not be very good at what he does.” Â
â€” Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 20, 2017
Unfortunately, Finebaum’s laugh following Martin’s remark didn’t make the video above, but you can hearÂ everything Martin said on Finebaum’s podcast.