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“Kuran and I visited and he will be transferring at the end of the spring semester,” coach Josh Pastner said in a statement. “We thank Kuran for his contributions to the program and wish him well in his future academic and athletic endeavors.”
The SMU basketball program has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that accuses the program of academic improprieties, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. SMU will have a chance to respond to the allegations.
According to Goodman, assistant coach’s Ulric Maligi’s involvement with sophomore Keith Fraizer has come under fire. Frazier was deemed academically ineligible for the remainder of the season early Friday. The guard is averaging 10.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.
“This is about his eligibility in school,” coach Larry Brown told ESPN’s Andy Katz. “This is all about what he did academically. It’s a GPA issue.
Kentucky and UTEP won’t play their 50th anniversary game in 2016, much to the chagrin of UTEP coach Tim Floyd.
Floyd had hoped the two schools could meet on Maryland’s campus around the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day to commemorate the 1966 NCAA championship game between an all-white Adolph Rupp-coached Kentucky squad and a Texas Western team that started five African-American players in the NCAA title game for the first time in college basketball history. Texas Western won the game, 72-65, at Cole Field House in College Park, Md.