UPDATE: Suzy Merchant back home after courtside collapse

UPDATE 4:45 p.m. – Michigan State University women’s head basketball coach Suzy Merchant has been released from Sparrow Hospital and is resting at home. She was tested overnight at the hospital after she fainted courtside during the fourth quarter of the Spartan’s 71-47 win over Illinois yesterday.

There is no schedule set yet for her return to the team. MSU plays next on Wednesday at Purdue.

EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Michigan State University women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant collapsed courtside during the third quarter in the Spartans’ game against Illinois Sunday.

The game was stopped while the coach walked into the locker room for medical care. She was taken to a local hospital where she was alert, talking and aware of her surroundings. The school has not yet said what led to Merchant’s collapse.

Associate Coach Amaka Agugua guided the team the rest of the game and handled postgame interviews.

MSU outscored Illinois 25-6 in the final period to power their way to a 71-47 win.

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