Southern Miss self-imposes postseason ban for 2nd year

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Southern Mississippi says it is self-imposing a postseason ban for the basketball program for a second straight season because of an ongoing NCAA investigation regarding former coach Donnie Tyndall's tenure.

Southern Miss received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA in July that alleged multiple violations, including academic fraud.

Tyndall, who left Southern Miss for Tennessee in 2014, was fired by the Volunteers as a result of the NCAA's investigation into the Golden Eagles.

Southern Miss athletic director Bill McGillis said Sunday he is "disappointed for the current members of our men's basketball team and coaching staff, none of whom were involved in any alleged violation of NCAA rules."

McGillis said the decision was "appropriate given the findings of the recent university and NCAA review of our program."