LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie says he experienced what felt like a "stroke or a heart attack" before he was hospitalized.
Gillespie said in an interview for a story published in the (Lubbock) Avalanche-Journal (http://bit.ly/T7vkcw ) Saturday that he called 911 early Friday morning after experiencing severe pain.
The 52-year-old Gillispie told the newspaper that it was the worst he's ever felt.
He also said that he was told his blood pressure was dangerously high and that he has not been hospitalized before.
University Medical Center spokesman Eric Finley told The Associated Press that Gillispie would stay at the hospital on Saturday night.
On Friday, Texas Tech announced that it was scrutinizing the second-year coach's leadership of the struggling men's basketball program.
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