March Madness referee Bert Smith collapses during USC-Gonzaga

A referee appeared alert as he was stretchered off the court after collapsing during Tuesday’s Elite 8 matchup between Gonzaga and USC in Indianapolis.

Official Bert Smith hit his head on the baseline and laid face up before play was stopped five minutes into the first half of the 2021 March Madness game.

It was immediately unclear what led to the incident.