A South Carolina State player collapsed during the first half of the Bulldogs’ game against NC State on Saturday.
The player, who has not yet been identified, appeared to be receiving CPR in front of the bench. ESPN cameras showed players from both teams, as well as students and fans, in tears. Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts also made his way to the Bulldog bench to comfort SC State coach Murray Garland.
The player was eventually put on a stretcher and carried off of the court, at which point both teams made their way to their respective locker rooms. The game is currently in a delay, with NC State leading 22-5, with 13:14 to play in the first half.
We will have more information on the situation as it develops.
UPDATE: The game will continue shortly. Still no update on the player’s condition.
Update as I hit publish:— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) December 2, 2017
Game will continue shortly, both teams will have a 10-minute warmup period. Fans will get an update on the player's condition when it is available.
UPDATE: The player has been identified as Tyvoris Solomon and is conscious, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
South Carolina State senior guard Tyvoris Solomon was the player who collapsed on the bench during a timeout, school spokesman told ESPN. He is conscious.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) December 2, 2017
UPDATE: Per the broadcast, the player is stable and on his way to the hospital.
Per broadcast: Player is conscious and has been stabilized, on way to hospital.— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) December 2, 2017