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Roy Williams, UNC basketball coach, collapses on sidelines


Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 10:23 PM

BOSTON (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams got dizzy and had to be taken to the locker room during the second half of the Tar Heels game at Boston College on Tuesday night.

UNC spokesman Steve Kirschner says Williams got dizzy but is doing OK. The incident occurred during the first media timeout of the second half.

Kirschner gave another update about 20 minutes later and said that Williams got up from his chair too fast, triggering a bout of vertigo. He is currently receiving medication and is expected to remain in the locker room for the remainder of the game.

Assistant coach Steve Robinson assumed coaching duties on the sideline.

The 65-year-old Williams had previous bouts with vertigo in the past and felt dizzy when standing up quickly.

The Tar Heels are concluding a three-game road trip. Their last home game was Jan. 30, against Boston College.


Roy Williams (r.) with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in 2009.Gerry Broome/AP

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