West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins went to his knees and was attended to by medical staff just before halftime of last night’s win over Texas 77-62 win over Texas. He’s okay, but it was a scary moment for everyone, especially Huggins—his defibrillator went off.

The 63-year-old Huggins said it was only the second time his defibrillator has activated since he had it installed following a 2002 heart attack, and that it felt like he had been punched in the back.

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“It goes off, and what it does is it shocks your heart back into rhythm,” said Huggins. “I’m like 99.9 percent of other guys my age in America — I got [atrial fibrillation]. Jerry [West] has AFib for crying out loud; he does the commercial.”

He does indeed do the commercial.

Huggins was fine; he was there on the bench for the second half, even as his players begged him to take it easy.

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“We told him not to yell or anything, and he’s like, ‘Stay in line and don’t let your man drive and I’ll be fine,’” [junior guard Elijah] Macon said.

Players said they knew they didn’t have to worry when Huggins pointed at a ref and joked, “you did this to me.”

[Charleston Gazette-Mail]