Roy Williams helped off court during UNC game

Posted March 05, 2019

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams collapsed on the sidelines during the first half of UNC's game against Clemson Saturday evening at Littlejohn Coliseum and did not return.

Williams, 68, dropped to one knee in front of the Tar Heels' bench with 55 seconds left in the first half and was assisted from the court by medical personnel.

Even without Williams, UNC managed to maintain its first half momentum for much of the game, holding on for an 81-79 road win to improve to 14-2, tied for No. 1 in the ACC standings with Virginia.

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Williams spoke to the media after the game, and said he was trying to substitute a player into the game when the vertigo spell hit. Jade Williams finished with 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds and Haley Gorecki added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Duke, who will enter the ACC Tournament as the No. 11th seed and will take on No. 14 Pitt (11-19, 2-14) at 6:30 PM on Wednesday.

The North Carolina baseball team improved to 11-1 on the season with a weekend series sweep of UMass Lowell at Boshamer Stadium.

"This weekend was about building some confidence, getting some guys in there and gaining experience more than anything else", Fox said. I was in excruciating pain for a little while.

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"I just wanted to let y'all know I'm alive", Williams said after the game, according to ESPN.

"I'm so proud of our team", Williams said with tears in his eyes. "It's an incredible lesson, and we've got half of the story plus some of the story next year already occurring". Odom was very active early leading the Blue Devils with seven points and two rebounds, while both teams struggled from the field hitting a combined 9-of-35 field goals. Steve Robinson, the former Florida State coach and now Tar Heel assistant, took over for Williams. That incident was the first time Williams had a dizzy episode during a game, but with his collapse against Clemson, it is now a recurring issue.

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