Virginia coach Tony Bennett falls on sideline during tournament game
Virginia coach Tony Bennett fell on the sideline during the Cavaliers’ NCAA tournament game against Hampton on Thursday.
Bennett was standing on the sideline late in the first half when he dropped to the floor because of what was later reported to be dehydration. He walked back to his seat on the bench and sat down before walking off the court shortly before the end of the half. He returned to the bench to start the second half.
Bennett just collapsed on the sideline. Sitting now with water in hand.— Ava Wallace (@avarwallace) March 17, 2016
Bennett can be seen falling to the ground after appearing to hold on to his left knee.
Following his fall, Bennett said on TruTV, “I think I was crouched down and was a little dehydrated and blacked out a little bit, but I’m OK.”
Tony Bennett on TruTV: "I think I was crouched down and was a little dehydrated and blacked out a little bit, but I'm OK."— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonAspen) March 17, 2016
Virginia led Hampton 40–21 at the half and went on to an 81-45 win.