The No. 5 North Carolina Tar Heels came away with a 81-79 ACC road win against the Clemson Tigers on Saturday night, but the victory included a scary moment in the first half.
UNC head coach Roy Williams collapsed on the court, and was escorted back to the locker room with just under a minute to go in the first half.
Roy Williams collapses on the North Carolina sideline. Hope he’s okay. pic.twitter.com/68vjs1X4Ry
— CBB Talk (@CBBSuperFan) March 2, 2019
Williams didn’t return to the game, and the UNC basketball Twitter account tweeted that he had a vertigo attack.
Coach Williams has had a vertigo attack. Unsure if he will return for the second half.
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 3, 2019
The 68-year-old has a history of vertigo attacks, with one of the incidents occurring during a North Carolina game against Boston College in February of 2016.
Update: Williams said he felt better later during the game, but didn’t want to return and “jinx” the Tar Heels while they had the lead.