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

West Virginia?coach Bob Huggins gave the residence 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 health-related experts shortly before halftime of...

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

West Virginia?coach Bob Huggins gave the residence 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 health-related experts shortly before 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 a person slammed him in the back.

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

In his postgame news conference, just 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 am shocked I did not I am basically shocked I did not," Huggins said with a smile.

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

"I talked to a couple people, but I did not get hooked up to any machines or anything," mentioned Huggins, who added that when the difibrillator goes off, "it comes out of nowhere."

Huggins mentioned he got a tiny lightheaded when he stood back up, but chalked that up to old age as effectively as some of the medication he requires.

"That is what happened when I fell down ahead of you stand up, you get lightheaded," stated Huggins, who added it 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," stated Huggins. "I am 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 over as coach of his alma mater in 2007 following stints with Kansas State and Cincinnati.

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