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Mississippi State’s Nick Weatherspoon stretchered off after face is stepped on

SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 09: Nick Weatherspoon #0 of the Mississippi Bulldogs shoots the ball against the Tennessee Volunteers during the quarterfinals round of the 2018 SEC Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 9, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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UPDATE: Mississippi State announced that Weatherspoon is awake, alert and has feeling everywhere. Great news.

The SEC tournament quarterfinals between Mississippi State and Tennessee took a frightening turn Friday night.

Bulldogs freshman Nick Weatherspoon took a nasty fall on his right hip on a layup attempt, but things quickly got worse as play continued. Tennessee turned the ball over, sparking a Mississippi State fast break and a Volunteer player landed on the head of Weatherspoon, who was still laying on the floor under the basket, while trying to contest Mississippi State’s layup attempt.

The initial injury looked bad enough, but it was getting inadvertently stomped on that really made things scary.

Weatherspoon was taken out of the arena by medical personnel. His brother, Quinndary, is a junior for the Bulldogs.