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Larry Brown and SMU are sanctioned by NCAA

Larry Brown and SMU are sanctioned by NCAA

The SMU basketball team has been banned from postseason play and Coach Larry Brown will be suspended for nine games in 2015-16 for multiple rules violations, the NCAA announced Tuesday morning.

The punishment was first reported by ESPN, which says the penalty against Brown is for a lack of head coach control discovered during an NCAA investigation into whether two former employees tied to the basketball program helped player Kevin Frazier become eligible.

SMU also lost nine scholarships and was placed on...