SC State Basketball Player in Stable Condition After Collapse at Game

Raleigh, NC (WLTX) - A South Carolina State University basketball player is "stabilized and conscious" after collapsing on the sidelines of Saturday's game.

The frightening incident happened as the Bulldogs were in Raleigh for a noon contest against NC State University. 

The player has been identified as Tyvoris Solomon, a redshirt senior from Johns Island, South Carolina. 

The incident began several minutes into the game. It's unclear what happened in the moments leading up to his collapse, but TV cameras caught players and coaches rushing toward the player on the bench. A few seconds later, players were seen fanning him.

At one point, the trainers began performing CPR on Solomon, who was motionless at the time. Eventually, he was loaded onto a stretcher and taken away to a local hospital. 

SC State Coach Murray Garvin, who went to the hospital with Solomon, told WLTX in a text message that Solomon was awake and in stable condition. 

ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported that Garvin told him Solomon's heart stopped and he had to be resuscitated by SC State's athletic trainer. 

Pack Sports, a website that covers NC State sports, said SC State coaches and players could be seen crying on the sidelines as they worried about Solomon.

NC State players were locked arm and arm while the situation unfolded. NC State Head Coach Kevin Keats could be seeing putting his arm around Garvin to console him.

Both teams went to the locker room, and the game was delayed for about 20 minutes. The public address announcer told the audience before play resumed that Solomon was "stabilized and conscious."

Players and coaches with SC State voted to continue the game at 1 p.m., according to the official NC State men's basketball Twitter account. 

The crowd gave SC State players a standing ovation as Solomon's teammates returned to the floor. 

WLTX will continue to follow this story and will provide updates as we receive them.

 

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