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September 6, 2002

Riley Wallace Recovering After Brain Surgery In Vegas

(Las Vegas-AP) -- University of Hawaii men's basketball coach Riley Wallace was in fair condition today at a Las Vegas hospital after undergoing brain surgery. A University Medical Center spokesman says Wallace was awake and alert and was expected to remain in the hospital at least through the weekend.

The coach's wife, Joan Wallace, says doctors operated to remove a hematoma, or a swelling filled with blood, that was putting pressure on Wallace's brain. She says the condition wasn't considered life-threatening.

The 60-year-old Wallace was admitted to the hospital yesterday after complaining of a severe headache, dizziness and difficulty standing. Joan Wallace says her husband had complained of headaches for three weeks and that doctors suspected the hematoma was caused by a bump.

Wallace was in Las Vegas on his way to Hawaii's football game at Brigham Young University in Utah.

(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APNP-09-06-02 1403HDT

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