- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2009

MIAMI (AP) - A male fan in his 70s passed out at the NCAA tournament Friday and was not breathing when paramedics reached him, a spokesman for Miami Fire Rescue said.

The man was unresponsive while being taken to the hospital. He was carried out of AmericanAirlines Arena after being treated briefly at his seat about 20 rows from the court.

The man was stricken about 15 minutes before Arizona played Utah while players warmed up. Paramedics performed CPR at the scene and all the way to the hospital, said Lt. Ignatius Carroll, spokesman for Miami Fire Rescue.

Tournament officials at the arena confirmed only that the man was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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