TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Kentucky guard Ramon Harris collapsed
outside the team's locker room at halftime of its 61-51 victory
over Alabama on Saturday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
A Kentucky spokesman said that Harris, a prep star at
Anchorage's West high, was released from the hospital in the early
evening and was traveling home with the team.
Wildcats coach Billy Gillispie said after the game Harris hadn't
been feeling well, then fainted. A teammate called for the trainer
as they were coming out of the locker room.
"It's a serious deal when a guy faints," Gillispie said. "He
threw up and they said after that they started thinking he was
feeling a little bit better. They had a little shortness of breath
to start, and that's what concerned them the most."
The start of the second half was delayed a couple of minutes,
and Gillispie remained with Harris as play began. Harris played
only seven minutes in the first half and scored one point.
"Ramon started out in the huddle with us. I looked around and
A.J. (Stewart) was holding him up," teammate Perry Stevenson said.
"Once our coach got back he said that Ramon was going to be fine
so keep on playing."
On Dec. 3, Harris was carried off the court on a stretcher and
taken to the hospital after colliding with a teammate against
Lamar. He missed three games with a back and neck injury, returned
for one game and then missed two of the next three due to back
It wasn't known if the incidents were related.
"We just wanted to get the win," Stevenson said. "We knew he
wanted us to keep on playing and get the win."