South Carolina State Basketball Player Required Resuscitation In Game Versus NC State

UCLA guard Jaylen Hands, right, dribbles past South Carolina guard Tyvoris Solomon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Play came to a stop today in Raleigh, North Carolina, where South Carolina State was playing NC State after a player, redshirt senior Tyvoris Solomon, collapsed suddenly near the team bench. Solomon, a guard for the South Carolina State Bulldogs, required CPR after his heart stopped, leaving the crowd silent for several minutes, according to ESPN.

South Carolina State head coach Murray Garvin explained that Tyvoris Solomon had to be resuscitated by South Carolina State athletic trainer Tyler Long, whom Garvin praised “for his quick response in that life-or-death moment. He along with the EMS staff rose to the occasion and saved Ty’s life.”

Garvin says that Solomon is resting comfortably, and is “awake and responding” at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. A Rex Hospital spokesman says that Tyvoris Solomon is in fair condition.

Coach Garvin says that the outpouring of concern for Solomon has been overwhelming.

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