Coach Bob Huggins suffered a Health Scare during West Virginia’s match against Texas Monday night. In the tightly fought college basketball game at home, West Virginia beat Texas after their head coach went down on his knees holding his chest just before half time.

Jevon Carter scores 24 points in West Virginia’s victory

In a classic Monday night match between West Virginia and Texas, Jevon Carter scored 24 points to take his team to a 77- 62 victory over Texas. Redshirt freshman forward Lamont West went on to score his career best of 23 points to help the Mountaineers recover after a slow start.

In a halftime interview, the 63-year old coach, Bob Huggins, told ESPN commentator Holly Rowe, that he felt his heart defibrillator went off. Huggins stated that he thinks he stood up too quickly, making him light headed and apparently caused his defibrillator to go off. He went down during a timeout just before halftime and was checked out by medical personnel. Huggins returned to the game to guide his team to victory over Texas. Later during the game, it was seen that Texas coach Shaka Smart exchanged good wishes with Huggins and inquired about his health.

Later, sports information director, Bryan Messerly, informed the press that Bob had suffered from light-headedness. He was attended to by the team’s trainer, Randy Meador.

Coach Bob Huggins has past history of heart problems

During his 35-years of coaching, Huggins has had a series of heart-related problems. In 2002, when he was a coach at Cincinnati, he suffered a heart attack. He was at the Pittsburgh airport at that time. Bob recovered and was back in his office within two weeks.

Bob Huggins briefs the press

During the media meet after his team’s win over Texas, Huggins said that it came out of nowhere. He also added that it is all related to old age and due to some medicines he is taking. He was not ready to elaborate more on the incident and told everyone at the press meet that he would like to talk more about his team’s victory rather than about the health scare.

Coach Bob Huggins’s team members and fans were glad to see that he was back in the saddle after halftime and that he doesn’t consider the incident to be much of anything and is looking forward to helping guide the Mountaineers to victory in upcoming matches.

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