Lewis averages 12 points a game

Updated: January 7, 2004, 3:11 AM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- University of San Diego center Nick Lewis was taken to a hospital Tuesday night after falling hard to the court in the opening minutes of the Toreros' game against New Mexico.

The 6-foot-11, 235-pound Lewis was removed from the court on a stretcher. He was involved in a collision during a scramble for a loose ball with 17:45 left in the first half. Lewis was on the court on his back for about 10 minutes while being attended to by medical personnel.

Lewis was listed in satisfactory condition at University of New Mexico Hospital's emergency room late Tuesday, hospital spokesman Sam Giammo said.

"He's doing fine," Giammo said. "They're doing some other diagnostics on him."

San Diego coach Brad Holland said after the game Lewis had sustained a concussion and was unconscious for a time.

"When I went over to him, he was out cold," Holland said. "He was bleeding from his mouth. I think he was probably unconscious before he hit the floor."

Holland said Lewis was undergoing a CAT scan at the hospital.

"He had tingling in his lower extremities once he came to on the basketball court," Holland said. "He is moving around."

Lewis has averaged 12 points a game this season and is the Toreros' leading rebounder with a 6.3 average.

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