Less than two minutes into The Citadel’s Monday evening sport in opposition to fifth-ranked Duke, Bulldogs coach Duggar Baucom fainted on the sideline, requiring speedy medical consideration. 

The Citadel had simply related on their first basket of the sport when Baucom, 61, immediately collapsed with 18:57 remaining within the first half. He was finally helped to his toes, escorted out of Cameron Indoor Arena and taken to the college’s hospital.

DURHAM, NC – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Duggar Baucom of the Citadel Bulldogs receives medical consideration during their sport in opposition to the Duke Blue Devils within the first half at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 22, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina.
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“All things considered, he’s as good as he can be,” affiliate head coach Jack Castleberry mentioned following the sport. “He was coherent the entire time. … He just said he was in pain.”

No purpose has been supplied for Baucom’s scary fall, although he was acutely aware and alert when he he left the Duke dwelling health club.

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Duggar Baucom of the Citadel Bulldogs is helped off of the floor after a medical incident during the first half of their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 22, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina.

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Duggar Baucom of the Citadel Bulldogs is helped off of the ground after a medical incident during the primary half of their sport in opposition to the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 22, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Castleberry took over teaching duties for the rest of the sport. That’s a scenario neither Castleberry nor the workforce needed, however they’d to alter.

“When you go to school at The Citadel, you face some pretty challenging stuff. As scary as that is and as … terrifying. They know they got to push through,” mentioned Castleberry. “That’s what you’re taught day in and day out.”

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Duggar Baucom of the Citadel Bulldogs is helped off of the floor after a medical incident during the first half of their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 22, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina.

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Duggar Baucom of the Citadel Bulldogs is helped off of the ground after a medical incident during the primary half of their sport in opposition to the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 22, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Following the 107-81 loss, The Citadel launched a press release saying that Baucom was “alert and in good spirits.” He was evaluated in a single day at Duke University Hospital and was anticipated to return dwelling by mid-day Tuesday.