Huggins' fall blamed on medication

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia University says basketball coach Bob Huggins' rib-breaking fall occurred because medication taken on an empty stomach left him lightheaded.

President James Clements and athletic director Oliver Luck told the Charleston Daily Mail that Huggins stood too quickly, tripped and fell into a table in his Las Vegas hotel room last week.

WVU spokeswoman Becky Lofstead on Friday confirmed the report. She wouldn't say what the medication was.

Huggins broke seven ribs and was hospitalized for several days.

Last summer, Huggins got two black eyes when he walked into a door in the middle of the night.

In 2008, he was checking phone messages on an airport tarmac when he tripped on a cone, fell and hit his head.