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NCAA confirms David Patrick not involved in findings

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago March 01, 2013 Mar 1, 2013 Friday, March 01 2013 March 01, 2013 1:42 PM in LSU Sports
Source: LSU Sports Department/ Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletic Department Friday afternoon issued the following statement regarding LSU Assistant Basketball Coach David Patrick:

"The NCAA has confirmed to LSU that Tiger assistant coach David Patrick is not a coach that has been implicated in the NCAA's findings against St. Mary's University."

From the Associated Press:

MORAGA, Calif. - The NCAA has placed Saint Mary's on four years' probation for "failure to monitor its men's basketball program," reducing scholarships after it says the perennial mid-major power committed several recruiting violations.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions also said Friday that Gaels coach Randy Bennett "acted unethically in his recruitment of international prospects" and "failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance." Bennett will not be allowed to recruit off campus and will serve a five-game suspension next season.

Saint Mary's will still be allowed to participate in its conference tournament and the NCAA tournament, but can't play in preseason or in-season tournaments. The program also will have a reduction in scholarships from 13 to 11 for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

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