University of New Mexico women’s basketball coach Mike Bradbury left Dreamstyle Arena – the Pit more quickly than usual after Wednesday night’s loss to San Diego State.
It had nothing to do with the game’s result.
Bradbury, who was feeling ill after the game, cut his normal postgame radio interview short and handed off media room obligations to assistant coach Bill Ferrara. UNM released a statement about the turn of events Thursday.
“At the conclusion of last night’s game against San Diego State, Coach Bradbury began to feel lightheaded and experienced a rise in his blood pressure,” the statement read. “He was taken to the emergency room as a precaution. Coach Bradbury was released later that night after test results came back normal. He will coach the team Saturday at UNLV.”
Bradbury walked the sideline as usual throughout UNM’s 67-58 defeat but appeared less animated than usual. Afterward he answered one question on radio before leaving the Pit. It was the first time in his four seasons at UNM that Bradbury did not field questions after a game, regardless of outcome.