South Carolina coach Frank Martin was one of the first people to check on an injured Gonzaga player

Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski fell down on the court in the first half, clutching his eye after having his shot blocked. The big man was clearly in pain, suffering after an inadvertent poke in the eye leveled him. One of the first people to rush onto the court to check on him was the opposing coach, South Carolina’s Frank Martin.

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Karnowski was unable to return in the first half due to the injury, as he complained about being unable to focus his right eye. A specialist examined him at halftime and cleared him to return, where he helped propel the Bulldogs to victory.

Let’s be sure not to forget Frank Martin in this moment. The biggest game of his career, on the brightest stage. It would have been easy to turn to his team and draw up a play, or come up with a strategy when Gonzaga’s most dominant inside presence was down — but he didn’t. Instead Martin ran onto the court to ensure the player was fine, and transcended the game itself.

People appreciated it.

h/t WLTX

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