Roy Williams leaves game against Clemson after suffering vertigo spell

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CLEMSON, S.C. (WNCN/AP) — UNC-Chapel Hill officials put coach Steve Robinson in the game for coach Roy Williams after Williams suffered a bout of vertigo and left the bench Saturday evening.

 Williams fell near the bench during the first half of a game Saturday and was led to the locker room.

Williams has been affected by episodes of light-headedness and vertigo in the past, including when he fell during a game in 2016.

He was helped up after going down at Clemson on Saturday and taken off the court, escorted by team personnel. Williams was cheered on his way out and lifted his hand to acknowledge the applause.

Williams turned quickly after watching a 3-pointer by Coby White when he fell. He did not return for the start of the second half.

The Tar Heels held a 35-33 lead on Clemson when Williams left.

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