/NCAA Tournament official Bert Smith collapses during Elite Eight game between Gonzaga and USC
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NCAA Tournament official Bert Smith collapses during Elite Eight game between Gonzaga and USC

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Long-time college basketball official Bert Smith collapsed on the floor during Tuesday night’s Elite Eight game between No. 1 seed Gonzaga and No. 6 seed USC. He was given medical attention while laying down and subsequently stretchered off the court.

Smith appeared to be alert and responsive, his arms folded as medical officials took him to the back to further examine him.

The game resumed with an alternate official taking Smith’s place.

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