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Report: SMU Basketball's Keith Frazier Ruled Ineligible, Program Under NCAA Investigation

SMU is no stranger to NCAA trouble, and now it appears that Larry Brown's basketball program has drawn the gaze of the organization. Sophomore guard Keith Frazier was ruled academically ineligible this afternoon according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, and it may just be the tip of the iceberg for the Mustangs.

">January 16, 2015

">January 16, 2015

In a follow-up report, Goodman writes that SMU has been given a Notice of Allegations by the NCAA.

SMU has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that includes accusations of academic improprieties within Larry Brown's men's basketball program, multiple sources told ESPN.

Sources told ESPN that SMU has received the Notice of Allegations and is expected to meet with the NCAA's Committee of Infractions later this year.

"The investigation is complete," one source said. SMU now has the opportunity to respond to the Notice of Allegations prior to going before the Committee of Infractions.


Sources told ESPN that assistant coach Ulric Maligi's involvement with Frazier before the player enrolled in SMU has been under investigation. The school announced on Jan. 13 that Maligi has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons.

Brown's program entered the year with big expectations. The Mustangs have opened the year with a 13-4 record.