Frank Martin referred to a recognized movie line from the film ‘Taken’ when describing what it will be like going against Ole Miss and the SEC’s leading scorer, Stefan Moody, on Tuesday night.
“I can’t remember the actor’s name right now, but from the movie ‘Taken,’” Martin said. “We should all hire the guy that’s from the other country who says ‘good luck.’”
Moody is averaging 24.3 points per game this season and is averaging 25.6 points in five conference games. Martin gushed about Moody even more during Monday’s SEC teleconference.
“He’s impossible to keep out of the paint, his ability to make tough shots is second to none, he’s grown tremendously as a point guard from early in the year to now,” Martin said.
The Gamecocks have been a stout defensive team this season, allowing just 66.6 points per game during their 16-1 start. However, Moody might be the best player Martin and his team have faced this season.
“It’s an unbelievable challenge,” Martin said. “Everyone’s tried and it’s still 25 points every single night. For a guy his size to shoot the amount of free throws that he shoots it’s extremely impressive.”
South Carolina may need to be the first team to shut Moody down in order to come out of Oxford, Miss., with its 17th victory. Good luck with that.