NCAA Hammers Brown, SMU
The NCAA has come down hard on the SMU basketball program and its head coach Larry Brown.
The Mustangs have been hit with three years probation, a one year postseason ban and a loss of scholarships and Brown has been suspended for nine games.
The 75 year old Brown met with the NCAA Committee on Infractions back in June.
Brown did not have knowledge of any violation while it was going on, a source said. He learned about the violation after it occurred, but did not promptly report the issue and was not clear about the violation with the NCAA's enforcement staff when he was first interviewed by the NCAA, according to an article on espn.com.
Brown's team has won 27 games each of the last two seasons. They were NIT runnerup in 2013-14 and lost by one point to UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last year.
This is the third time one of Brown's teams has been hit with NCAA sanctions. Both Kansas and UCLA were put on probation for violations that occurred while Brown was head coach.