UConn's Isaiah Whaley fainted on bench at end of game
Connecticut Huskies forward Isaiah Whaley receives medical attention after the game against the Auburn Tigers. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The UConn Huskies had a scary moment Wednesday when one of their players appeared to faint on the bench at the end of their marathon double-overtime win.

Cameras caught senior forward Isaiah Whaley on the ground on the bench as time ran out on the Huskies’ 115-109 double-overtime win over Auburn. There was immense confusion as to what was happening, but it was obvious that something was wrong and numerous players and staff were gesturing for help. The ESPN broadcast made no reference to what was happening and quickly cut away to join the next scheduled broadcast, leading to significant social media criticism.

Coach Dan Hurley said after the game that Whaley had a fainting episode and was OK. Whaley blamed dehydration for the issue and was in good spirits.

Whaley played 43 minutes in the contest, collecting seven rebounds.

This had some similarities to another scary moment that happened on the court last season. Fortunately, Whaley appears to be fine.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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