Smith crashed to the floor just four minutes into the game. He was positioned on the baseline near the Gonzaga bench when he suddenly fell. A different angle shows Smith’s head slamming on the court. Luckily, the longtime official was okay soon after the fall—no word yet on what caused the sudden collapse.
The Elite Eight matchup between Gonzaga and USC in the NCAA tournament saw official Bert Smith collapse to the floor during the game, causing a terrifying scene.