March 3, 2006
STOCKTON, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara junior forward Glenn Turner, who left Thursday night's game at Pacific with shortness of breath and chest pains, and was later taken to a Stockton hospital, did not accompany the team to Northridge for the final game of the regular season on Saturday.
Turner, who spent Thursday night in Dameron Hospital, remained in Stockton when the team departed for Northridge on Friday morning. He is continuing to undergo tests in hopes of determining the source of his breathing troubles and chest pains. As of late Friday, results of tests were inconclusive.
"Our primary concern is Glenn's health," said UCSB head coach Bob Williams. "In the grand scheme of things basketball just isn't that important, but Glenn's' health is."
Gaucho assistant coach Mark Amaral also remained in Stockton. Turner, who is averaging 4.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game, was expected to remain in the hospital until at least Saturday.