North Carolina coach Roy Williams had to be helped off the floor and carried into the locker room during their game against Clemson on Saturday night, due to a fight with vertigo.
Williams fell to a knee with less than a minute remaining in the game’s first frame. The game stopped while he was tended to — Clemson coach Brad Brownell told the officials to “hold up” when he saw something was going on, per ESPN — and eventually, Williams was assisted back into the locker room as those in attendance cheered.
Scary moment in UNC's game as Roy Williams had to be helped off the court after dropping to one knee.
Williams has previously been diagnosed with vertigo. pic.twitter.com/xhukXcM8LK
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Williams could not return for the second half and longtime assistant Steve Robinson handled coaching duties for the remainder of the game, which resulted in a narrow 81-79 win.
The good news is that school officials said Williams was feeling better after heading to the locker room.