RALEIGH, NC (AP) – A player from the state of South Carolina collapsed on the court and was taken to a hospital during the first half of the Bulldogs' 103-71 loss in the state of North Carolina on Saturday. .

Kendrick, team spokesman Lewis said that Tyvoris Solomon was "stable and aware". The emergency medical staff administered chest compressions before removing him from the field on a stretcher.

Solomon collapsed near the bank at the 13:08 mark. The sand fell silent. Screams sounded among the people around the Bulldogs bank when members of the staff revived Solomon with a jacket.

The game resumed after a 40-minute delay. Lewis said the state coach S.C. Murray Garvin went with Solomon to the hospital. Assistant Rio Pitt led the team for the rest of the game.

Lennard Freeman scored 19 points and Omer Yurtseven added 17 to lead Wolfpack (7-2).

Donte Wright scored 16 points and Rayshawn Neal had 12 for the Bulldogs (1-7).


SC Status: The Bulldogs competed hard in difficult circumstances after Solomon was wounded. They had a record of 22-5 when Solomon left the arena, but they surpbaded the N.C. 28-26 in the last 13 minutes of the first half.

N.C. Status: The Wolfpack started a series of three consecutive home games on Saturday in a predictable manner, sending a rival overcome. They also joined their audience with a standing ovation for the Bulldogs when they returned to court after they took Solomon to the hospital.


S.C. The state plays on Tuesday at Presbyterian, which N.C. State defeated 86-68 on November 16.

N.C. The state hosts UMKC on December 9 in the only Wolfpack game this season at Reynolds Coliseum.

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