The Syracuse Women's team is having one of their best seasons ever, arguably the best. But, to be honest, we don't talk about them very much here. Leave it to Coach Q to dust off the old "collapse during the game and scare the crap out of everyone" trick to get me to talk about the team. Clever Q...
Hillsman, 39, was trying to direct play shortly after a timeout with about 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the game when he fell to the court. He was helped up by members of his staff and taken to a locker room, where he was examined by Louisville physicians.
"I just felt a little woozy and then I went down," Hillsman said. "That's the first time in my life that I've ever passed out. I never lost consciousness. I knew what was going on all the time, but it was crazy when you look up and see 20 people standing around you.
Q talked more about the event after the game, blaming it on getting up too fast.
"I think I just got up too fast," Hillsman said. "(The doctors) said my blood probably just rushed to my head and just got me a little dizzy and a little off-balance. Nothing came of it, though. I got tests and everything. I got an EKG, got blood work, and everything came back good. When they started ruling out all the serious stuff, I was relieved.
"I remember everything. I was fully aware of everything. That's probably why I wasn't as scared as I could've been. I was very aware of what was going on. I was very aware of my surroundings. I knew where I was. I knew what was going on."
Coach Q even responded to well-wishers on Twitter to let them know that he's doing better and feeling fine. The Orange won the game 64-58 to move to 16-3 overall and 3-3 in the Big East.