San Diego State F Dwayne Polee II collapses on court, taken to hospital
Wiht 11:08 remaining in the first half, Polee was chasing his man on defense when he suddenly fell to the court, apparently unconscious.
From the San Diego Union-Tribune:
Officials quickly stopped the game, and coach Steve Fisher rushed on the court. Polee’s parents soon followed out of the stands while someone screamed, “Call 9-1-1.”
Paramedics responded quickly, lifting Polee’s jersey and attaching equipment to his chest. After about 15 minutes on the floor, he was lifted onto a yellow gurney and taken through the tunnel to an ambulance. His teammates came off the bench to console him as he left.
Viejas Arena was silent except for a brief moment when fans sang, “Polee, Polee, Polee” – the usual chant after he makes a 3-pointer.
It's unknown what may have caused Polee to collapse.
Polee, a senior, was averaging 9.2 points and three rebounds per game this season entering Monday's game.
- Ben Estes