REFEREE Burt Smith collapsed during the first half of the USC – Gonzaga game during the Elite Eight of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
Scary video shows the ref falling backwards and hitting his head on the hardwood floor mid-game as other officials pause the match and run to his aid.
As officials begin treating the man and check for his pulse, training staff crowd him as Smith remains motionless on the court.
Smith was able to get to his feet on his own, but was placed on a stretcher as a precaution.
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