South Carolina State's Tyvoris Solomon collapses on bench

College basketball player reportedly collapsed had to be given CPR on the court before being stretchered off

A South Carolina State player collapsed on the bench with 13:08 to play in the first half at N.C. State Satuday.

Initially, Solomon fainted and laid unresponsive while being looked at by the medical staff as his teammates fanned him with towels, according to Pack Pride. N.C. State point guard Markell Johnson appeard to suffer a minor knee injury when play was halted but returned to action.

Bulldogs coach Murray Garvin accompanied Solomon to the hospital, but the game resumed at 1 p.m. ET after a delay of approximately 40 minutes.

Last year, South Carolina State finished with a record of 11-20. Terrifying scene here at PNC Arena. Some S.C. State's players gathered around their bench, with their arms around each other, while others paced around the court.

Game is being delayed following the SC State player leaving on a stretcher.


Solomon, from Johns Island, South Carolina, is a redshirt senior for the Bulldogs. Working to find out more about the situation.

Players from both teams left the court briefly but were brought back out to warm up before continuing the game.

Game will resume. Ten minute warmup as players for NC State return to the court.

Pack Sports, a website that covers NC State sports, said SC State coaches and players could be seen crying on the sidelines as they anxious about Solomon.

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