Ole Miss Player Stable After Seizure

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OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss guard Rasheed Brooks is in stable condition and undergoing further testing after he suffered a seizure in the second half of the Rebels' 80-69 victory against Tennessee on Tuesday night.

Brooks collapsed near the Ole Miss bench with 17:21 remaining in the game. A stretcher was brought onto the floor immediately as his teammates gathered in a prayer and the music stopped at The Pavilion.

Brooks was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital. He played 15 minutes against the Vols and didn't score, but collected three rebounds and an assist.

"He doesn't remember anything that transpired," Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. "I haven't seen a lot of seizures in my life. ... It scared us to death. I've never really seen anything so up close and personal. I was literally just talking to him then I turn my back, I thought he was cramping, he kind of starting contorting and then when he rolled over, we could see he was in a full blown seizure."

Ole Miss was told Brooks was stable later in the second half.

"We kind of felt a bit better about it, but we were still devastated," forward Sebastian Saiz said. "It was hard. After that happened, I saw my teammates and felt I wasn't going to be able to put it together."

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