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2016 NCAA Tournament: Tony Bennett collapses on sideline during Virginia's first round game vs. Hampton

Coach left sideline for locker room just before halftime

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

There was a scary moment in Virginia's NCAA Tournament game against Hampton, as Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett appeared to be sick and sat down hard on the sideline.

Team doctor Ethan Saliba immediately tended to Bennett and got him seated in a chair on the sidelines. Saliba and a trainer helped Bennett into the locker room with 5 seconds left in the first half, after he had been sitting and drinking water for a few minutes.

Virginia leads at the half, 40-21.


Bennett has returned to the floor for the second half. Speaking to CBS' sideline reporter before the second half, Bennett said he was dehydrated and got a blood rush from standing up too quickly after being crouched down.