Virginia head coach Tony Bennett collapses on court
A scary scene unfolded late in the first half of No. 1-seeded Virginia's first-round contest against Hampton on Thursday when Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett collapsed on the sideline.
The 46-year-old Bennett leaned over with his hands on his knees before falling over on his side.
.@UVAMensHoops coach Tony Bennett collapses shortly before end of first half. Has been taken back to lockeroom pic.twitter.com/MF75KuMEjW— 13News Now (@13NewsNow) March 17, 2016
Scary moment for #UVA head coach Tony Bennett on the sidelines collapsing. He's going back to locker room. pic.twitter.com/9fehnZdozl— XFINITY Sports (@XFINITYSports) March 17, 2016
Tony Bennett went down to the floor, not sure what caused it... pic.twitter.com/m8CFSWBskS— Brent Harris (@BrentCSN) March 17, 2016
Trainers examined Bennett and took him to the locker room. When Bennett returned to the floor to a big cheer, he revealed that he was a bit dehydrated when he went down.
Virginia coach Tony Bennett gives an update on his status. #MarchMadness https://t.co/CNrabFedPb— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 17, 2016
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