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Auburn men's basketball program self-imposing postseason ban for 2020-21 season

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 23/11/2020 00:18:16 Josh Vitale, Montgomery Advertiser
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AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn men's basketball program will not participate in the 2020-21 postseason.

The program announced the self-imposed ban Sunday evening and has informed both the NCAA and the Southeastern Confe.

The decision was made "in light of the ongoing matter that surfaced in 2017 regarding former assistant coach Chuck Person," according to the news release. "Auburn has cooperated with the NCAA and will continue to do so."

"This was a difficult decision but the right decision," Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl said in a statement. "I hate it for our current players. They lost the opportunity for the postseason last year because of COVID, and now they will miss the postseason again. It's a two-year postseason penalty for them. However, we need to take this penalty now to put it behind us." 

a man standing in front of a crowd: Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl during the first half of a March game against Tennessee. © Randy Sartin, USA TODAY SportsAuburn head coach Bruce Pearl during the first half of a March game against Tennessee.

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This article originally appeared on Montgomery Advertiser: Auburn men's basketball program self-imposing postseason ban for 2020-21 season

23. marraskuuta 2020 2:18:16 Categories: USA TODAY SPORTS

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