RALEIGH, NC (AP) After his teammate collapsed on the track in a terrifying scene, players from the state of South Carolina wanted to honor him by resuming the game.
Tyvoris Solomon was taken to a hospital after collapsing during the first half of the 103-71 loss of the Bulldogs in the state of North Carolina on Saturday.
A spokeswoman for Rex Hospital said Solomon was in good condition.
Emergency medical personnel administered chest compressions to Solomon before he was removed from the field on a stretcher. The game resumed after a 40-minute delay.
S.C. The badistant state coach, Rio Pitt, said later that Solomon was "awake and aware" in the hospital.
"He is conscious and talked a little," Pitt said.
"They said they would do what Ty would do, and Ty tells us to go out and play," Pitt said. "That was the response the boys gave us." We let them decide. "
Solomon collapsed near the bank at the 13:08 mark The sand fell silent People heard shouts from around the Bulldogs bench when staff members fanned Solomon with a jacket.
Solomon, a 5-foot, 10-foot guard, started the game and left at 4:02 pm
Pitt declined to provide details about the moments that led to the collapse of Solomon, and the SC players State was not available for comment.
"Put everything else in perspective," said NC State coach Kevin Keatts. "At that time, basketball is not important."
Players and coaches Both teams observed with concern that Solomon received medical attention, Pitt said that SC state coach Murray Garvin knelt in prayer.
SC State team spokesman Kendrick Lewis said that Garvin went with Solomon to the hospital. t led the team for the rest of the game.
Once they knew that Solomon was conscious and able to speak, the SC State players decided to continue playing.
Lennard Freeman scored 19 points and Omer Yurtseven added 17 to lead the game. 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.
Torin Dorn had 16 points and 10 rebounds while Wolfpack was running one season – the best 63 percent of the floor. Freeman, Yurtseven and Dorn combined to make 23 of 24 shots from the ground, with Yurtseven (8 of 9) hitting the only one that missed.
N.C. State scored the first 15 points of the game en route to improve to 6-0 at home. . Markell Johnson had 12 badists for Wolfpack. . Yurtseven scored in double figures for the eighth time in nine games. . The Bulldogs lost at least 25 points for the sixth time this season.
The teams returned to their locker room after Solomon left the court. While the Bulldogs were thinking about whether to play, Yurtseven called his family in Turkey. "I just had to communicate with my family because it's been a while since I saw them," he said. "A situation like that makes you remember the people you care about"
"We were not even worried about basketball anymore, it was a more just concern for that child and his family and he hoped that he was well You try to lose yourself in the game, but when something like that happens, you forget about basketball and worry about life. " – Torin Dorn.
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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