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Southern Miss self-imposes postseason ban

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Southern Mississippi took itself out of the postseason on Tuesday by self-imposing a one-year tournament ban.

The ban includes the Conference USA, NCAA and other tournaments played after the regular season ends.

The university and the NCAA are investigating the basketball program over rules violations during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons under former head coach Donny Tyndall reported to include tuition and other expenses paid to recruits who were not eligible for scholarships.

Tyndall has since left the school to become the head coach at Tennessee.

“I am saddened and extremely disappointed for the members of our men’s basketball team, who will not be able to participate in the postseason this year, as well as for our new coaching staff and fans,” Southern Miss athletic director Bill McGillis said. “This self-imposed penalty was a painful, but necessary, decision based on information gathered during the review process and available to the university at this time.”

Adam Howard, a former assistant to Tyndall at Southern Miss, resigned in November as a Tennessee assistant as a result of the NCAA probe.

The Golden Eagles have a 5-11 overall record and are 0-5 in Conference USA in Doc Sadler’s first year as head coach.

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