Roy Williams collapsed into the bench late in the first half of No. 5 North Carolina’s 81-79 win at Clemson on Saturday.
With less than a minute left in the first half, Williams dropped to his knees and fell forward into the bench as North Carolina came back to defend. He was eventually helped to his feet and led to the locker room as he waved to the crowd:
After the game, Roy Williams confirmed that it was, in fact, a bout of vertigo.
“I just wanted to let y’all know I’m alive,” he told reporters. “I’m not going to croak on anybody. It’s vertigo.”
This is not the first time that Williams has dealt with this. He suffered a similar incident in 2016 during a game at Boston College. Assistant coach Steve Robinson coached the second half for Williams, who did not return to the sideline.