SC State player doing better after collapsing at NC State

Tyvoris Solomon was taken to a hospital after collapsing during the first half of the Bulldogs 103-71 loss at North Carolina State on Saturday

Tyvoris Solomon was taken to a hospital after collapsing during the first half of the Bulldogs 103-71 loss at North Carolina State on Saturday

The hospital reported that Solomon is in "fair condition" and will undergo further testing to determine the cause of his near-fatal collapse. According to reports, the game is expected to continue after the South Carolina State players voted in favor of playing the game.

Emergency medical personnel administered chest compressions to Solomon before he was removed from the court on a stretcher. Associate head coach Rio Pitt led the team for the remainder of the game. The player was not in the game when he reportedly fell unconscious before being resuscitated.

Players and coaches from both teams looked on with concern as Solomon received medical attention. "A tough situation you know it puts everything in perspective when you think about what's going on in the world and then a situation like this you know obviously basketball in that time becomes secondary to everything else". S.C. State team spokesman Kendrick Lewis said Garvin went with Solomon to the hospital.

Once they knew that Solomon was conscious and able to speak SC State's players decided to continue playing
Once they knew that Solomon was conscious and able to speak SC State's players decided to continue playing

Tyvoris Solomon was the player that went down. "And that was the response the guys gave us".

Play stopped at the other end of the court with 13:08 to play in the first half with N.C. State leading 22-5.

The SC State Bulldogs ended up losing 103-71 to the Wolfpack but the day was more about the well-being of their teammate and less about the scoreboard. "I think what happened was once they found out their teammate was okay, we went back into the locker room until they made a decision to play". Freeman, Yurtseven and Dorn combined to make 23 of 24 shots from the floor, with Yurtseven (8 for 9) logging the lone miss.

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