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Oklahoma State Basketball Served One Year Post-Season Ban

Oklahoma State Basketball Served One Year Post-Season Ban

The Oklahoma State Men’s Basketball team will not partake in the next year’s NCAA Tournament.

The NCAA announced Friday that OSU will receive a one-year postseason ban for former associate head coach Lamont Evans’ actions during Brad Underwood’s tenure at OSU.  Evans was charged with a Level I conduct charge in 2017 during a federal government investigation for accepting bribes to link players with managers and financial advisors. 

Evans served three months in prison in June of 2019

But it doesn’t stop with the postseason ban for OSU. The team will also receive three years of probation, have to pay a fine of $10,000 and 1% of the men’s basketball budget and lose three total scholarships during the 2020-21 through the 2022-23 academic years. 

Recruiting will also be impacted by penalties from the NCAA. OSU’s coaching staff will have to limit official visits and unofficial visits, coaches will be prohibited to have telephone communication with recruits for a total of seven weeks during the 2020-21 academic year and OSU will also be forced to limit the number of “recruiting person days” by five in the 2020-21 year. 

Nobody involved with the allegations is still employed by OSU.

OSU is expected to appeal.

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