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UT student dies while playing basketball

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A University of Tennessee student died Friday while playing basketball at a campus recreational center, officials said.

The 22-year-old graduate student was at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building when he had a seizure and lost consciousness, said Keith Lambert with the UT police department.

"There were no signs of anything out of the ordinary other than medical distress," he said. Knoxville Fire Department emergency responders transferred him to the UT Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. (Eastern), Lambert said.

The student has not been identified pending notification of his family, he said.

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