UNC Basketball: Tar Heels survive on road vs. Clemson

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels survive on road vs. Clemson

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels survive on road vs. Clemson

Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels looks on after defeating the Oregon Ducks during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.

Williams went down on the court and had to be helped to the locker room.

Williams fell near North Carolina's bench shortly before halftime and did not return for the second half, according to the Associated Press.

Williams, who has previously been diagnosed with vertigo, waved to fans in attendance at Littlejohn Coliseum prior to exiting. The Tar Heels used a mini run late in the second half to grab a 39-35 lead at the break as they appeared to get into a groove.

Now, with Williams suffering what could be a second-bout with Vertigo in as many years, one may have to wonder if it's time for the legend to take it easy a bit.

"I'm not going to croak on anybody".

Even without Williams, UNC managed to maintain its first half momentum for much of the game, holding on for an 81-79 road win to improve to 14-2, tied for No. 1 in the ACC standings with Virginia.

"When I say benign positional vertigo, that's exactly what it is", he said in 2016. "I started feeling a heck of a lot better, but he [Robinson] was up six or seven and I didn't want to jinx it". I'm only going to do this once every two or three years, but I don't do it intentionally. He quickly drove the ball down the court but lost possession of the ball as he was double-teamed by Coby White and Garrison Brooks.

Cam Johnson added 19 points and Luke Maye had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (24-5, 14-2 ACC).

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