The play of Virginia in its first-round game against Hampton took a backseat to concerns over the health of head coach Tony Bennett, who collapsed on the sidelines near the end of the first half on Thursday afternoon.
UVA coach Tony Bennett drops to the court. Hope he's ok! pic.twitter.com/hr2uNvV9M5— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) March 17, 2016
Virginia coach Tony Bennett collapsed on the floor during game vs. Hampton. Has been taken to locker room. pic.twitter.com/hs3Riejg5T— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) March 17, 2016
Bennett was helped to the locker room before the end of the half. We returned to the bench for the second half. Bennett said he was just dehydrated:
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 (@JonSolomonCBS) March 17, 2016
With Tony Bennett trending on Twitter, some confused the basketball coach for the singer. Tony Bennett the singer wanted to let everyone know he's also doing OK.
I wanted to let all my fans know that Im ok. Glad to hear UVA coach Tony Bennett is fine after his fall. Congrats @UVAMensHoops on the win!— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) March 17, 2016