North Carolina's Roy Williams collapses on sideline due to vertigo

North Carolina's Roy Williams collapses on sideline due to vertigo

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams has struggled with vertigo in recent years, including during games.

The Tigers went toe-to-toe with the Tar Heels in the first half but faded down the stretch.

For Clemson, life on the bubble just got even more slippery.


The entire coaching staff rallied to Williams aid and making sure that he was conscious, they walked him into the locker room to get him checked out. After collapsing early in the game, he did not return. The Tar Heels next travel to Boston College on Tuesday, while the Tigers head to Notre Dame on Wednesday. Moments later, White hit his sixth 3.

But then came a cold streak. He took a knee after getting dizzy in UNC's game against Louisville on January 12.

If the Tigers can do these things, they'll have a chance to stay in the game against UNC and possibly reel off an upset with the help of a raucous crowd and a few timely shots.


As far as actual basketball is concerned, though, Clemson will have to refrain from turning the ball over and will need Elijah Thomas to stay out of foul trouble. After another UNC bucket, the lead was extended to seven again.

Expectations for the Tar Heels going into the 2019 season were already low, as coach Brown was supposed to slowly bring the program back into the spotlight. Down two, Shelton Mitchell got the rebound off a missed UNC free throw.

UNC is looking to keep pace with Virginia in the ACC title race, and could potentially nab a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament with a strong finish to the year.


Despite a poor final two minutes, White still had a really good game and finished with 28 points in the win. Current sophomores Jace Ruder and Cade Fortin, as well as incoming freshman Sam Howell are the Tar Heels in-house options going into the start of the season.

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