RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – A South Carolina State player collapsed on the court and was taken to a hospital during the first half of the Bulldogs’ game Saturday at North Carolina State.
Team spokesman Kendrick Lewis says Tyvoris Solomon was “stable and conscious.” Emergency medical personnel administered chest compressions before he was transported off the court on a stretcher.
After collapsing on the bench and receiving CPR, South Carolina State senior Tyvoris Solomon was stabilized and taken to the hospital where he “is awake and responding,” per @GoodmanESPN. pic.twitter.com/usc42ck3wA
— Stadium (@WatchStadium) December 2, 2017
PRAYING 🙏 for Tyvoris Solomon
— Uncle Bill 🌎 (@UBtalkin) December 2, 2017
South Carolina State coaches and players are crying on the sidelines. EMT crew waiting for player to respond. Player’s mother also screaming, “Oh my God don’t die!” Terrifying scene here at PNC Arena.
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Solomon collapsed near the bench at the 13:08 mark. The arena fell silent. Cries rang out from people around the Bulldogs’ bench as staff members fanned Solomon with a jacket.
The game eventually resumed after a 40-minute delay. Lewis says S.C. State head coach Murray Garvin went with Solomon to the hospital. Associate head coach Rio Pitt led the team for the remainder of the game.