BYU vacates 47 wins, hit with probation but plans to appeal
The BYU men’s basketball program was placed on probation for two years and must vacate 47 wins under sanctions imposed Friday by the NCAA in an improper benefits case involving guard Nick Emery.
The NCAA said the player received more than $12,000 in benefits from four boosters, including travel to concerts and an amusement park and the use of a new car.
BYU said in a statement that the university, coaching staff and athletic department had no knowledge of the infractions. The NCAA didn’t identify Emery but the university’s statement noted the case involved him. The university said it would appeal.
“This sanction includes the most severe vacationof-record penalty ever imposed in the history of NCAA Division I basketball for infractions that included no institutional knowledge or involvement,” the statement read. Richards grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds and the Wildcats (1-1) bounced back from Tuesday night’s
118-84 shellacking by No.
4 Duke, but had to work hard in the second half to overcome the veteran Salukis.
No. 6 Tennessee 87, Louisiana-Lafayette 65: Grant Williams scored 31 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and showcased his newfound 3-point range Friday as the Volus
(2-0) breezed at home. No. 8 North Carolina 116, Elon 67: Cameron Johnson and freshman Nassir Little scored 21 points apiece and the Tar Heels
(2-0) routed the host Phoenix (1-1), who christened their new $40 million on-campus arena.
Elon has not beaten North Carolina since 1918 and remained winless against Top 25 opponents since moving to Division I in the late 1990s.