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UVA Coach Bennett collapses during game

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett is attended to after Bennett collapsed during play against Hampton during the first half of a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Virginia head coach Tony Bennett is attended to after Bennett collapsed during play against Hampton during the first half of a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
RALEIGH, NC (WWBT) -

Crews checked out the head basketball coach for UVA after a medical emergency at the NCAA tournament game on Thursday.

Coach Tony Bennett collapsed on the sideline during the team's first-round game just before halftime.

"I think I crouched down, was a little dehydrated, but I'm OK, said Bennett. "I blacked out, but I'm OK."

Coach Bennett was helped into the locker room, where he received medical attention. He was able to return to the court for the second half.

The UVA Cavaliers went on to beat the Hampton Pirates 81-45 to start their NCAA Men's basketball tournament run.

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