WVU's Bob Huggins: On-court scare triggered by defibrillator going off

West Virginia?coach Bob Huggins gave the property crowd a scare as he fell to his knees on the court during a break in action Monday night. Huggins appeared to be clutching his chest and was looked at by healthcare pros shortly prior to halftime of the 12th-ranked...

WVU's Bob Huggins: On-court scare triggered by defibrillator going off

West Virginia?coach Bob Huggins gave the property crowd a scare as he fell to his knees on the court during a break in action Monday night. Huggins appeared to be clutching his chest and was looked at by healthcare pros shortly prior to halftime of the 12th-ranked...

24 February 2017 Friday 17:01
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WVU's Bob Huggins: On-court scare triggered by defibrillator going off

West Virginia?coach Bob Huggins gave the property crowd a scare as he fell to his knees on the court during a break in action Monday night.

Huggins appeared to be clutching his chest and was looked at by healthcare pros shortly prior to halftime of the 12th-ranked Mountaineers' 77-62 win more than? Texas.

The veteran coach was examined at halftime and told ESPN's Holly Rowe that his "defibrillator went off."

Huggins added that he is fine, but it felt like somebody slammed him in the back.

Shaka Clever, Texas' head coach, wished Huggins nicely on the court just before the start off of the second half.

In his postgame news conference, soon after reiterating he was OK, Huggins was asked if he was afraid he was going to get hit with a technical foul when he dropped to his knees on the court.

"I'm shocked I did not I am actually shocked I did not," Huggins stated with a smile.

Huggins was asked later in his postgame presser about the examination he underwent at halftime.

"I talked to a couple people today, but I didn't get hooked up to any machines or something," said Huggins, who added that when the difibrillator goes off, "it comes out of nowhere."

Huggins mentioned he got a little lightheaded when he stood back up, but chalked that up to old age as properly as some of the medication he takes.

"That's what occurred when I fell down before you stand up, you get lightheaded," mentioned Huggins, who added it really is only the second time the defibrillator has gone off.

"It goes off, and what it does is it shocks your heart back into rhythm," mentioned Huggins. "I'm like 99.9 percent of other guys my age in America -- I got AFib [irregular heartbeat]. Jerry [West] has AFib for crying out loud he does the industrial."

The 63-year-old Huggins previously suffered a heart attack when on a recruitment trip in 2002 and was fitted for the defibrillator.

Huggins took more than as coach of his alma mater in 2007 soon after stints with Kansas State and Cincinnati.

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