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Virginia coach Tony Bennett confused for singer

Virginia's Anthony Gill 'heals' coach Tony Bennett after sideline collapse

VIDEO: University of Virginia basketball player Anthony Gill jokes about "healing" coach Tony Bennett after Bennett collapsed on the sidelines during the Cavaliers' win over Hampton in the first round of March Madness NCAA Tournament action in Ral
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VIDEO: University of Virginia basketball player Anthony Gill jokes about "healing" coach Tony Bennett after Bennett collapsed on the sidelines during the Cavaliers' win over Hampton in the first round of March Madness NCAA Tournament action in Ral

Apparently the courtside dizzy spell suffered by Virginia coach Tony Bennett caused some confusion in celebrity circles on Thursday. Or maybe the death Wednesday of Frank Sinatra Jr. led people to believe another entertainer might be ailing. Sinatra was touring in Daytona Beach, Fla., when he died of cardiac arrest at age 72.

Either way, the singer Tony Bennett, who is 89 years old, felt compelled to tweet out, “I wanted to let all my fans know that Im ok. Glad to hear UVA coach Tony Bennett is fine after his fall. Congrats @UVAMensHoops on the win!”

Kip Coons

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