Roy Wil­liams es­corted back to locker room af­ter ver­tigo episode

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - College Basketball - BY JONATHAN M. ALEXAN­DER jalexan­[email protected]­sob­ Jonathan M. Alexan­der: 919- 829- 4822, @jon­malexan­der

North Carolina coach Roy Wil­liams had to be helped off the court Sat­ur­day af­ter he took a fall late in the first half of UNC’s game against Clem­son.

Roy Wil­liams ap­peared to be turn­ing to­wards the bench when he fell for­ward. Of­fi­cials stopped play, and Wil­liams was es­corted back to the locker room.

A school spokesper­son said Wil­liams’ fall was caused by one of Wil­liams’ pe­ri­odic at­tacks of ver­tigo. He took a knee af­ter get­ting dizzy in UNC’s game against Louisville on Jan. 12.

It is un­clear whether he will re­turn, but as­so­ciate head coach Steve Robin­son will serve in the in­terim. Robin­son filled in for Wil­liams when he had to leave a 2016 game at Bos­ton Col­lege af­ter a ver­tigo episode.

Pho­to­jour­nal­ist Robert Wil­lett con­trib­uted to this re­port.

This is a de­vel­op­ing story. Check back later for up­dates.

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