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BYU basketball program penalized by NCAA, will vacate wins after current player received extra benefits

BYU basketball program penalized by NCAA, will vacate wins after current player received extra benefits
Published On: Sat, Nov 10
Mar 10, 2014; Asheville, NC, USA; Chattanooga Lady Mocs forward Taylor Hall (31) accepts the plaque for Most Outstanding Player after defeating Davidson Wildcats in the championship game of the Southern Conference basketball tournament at U.S. Cellular Center. Chattanooga defeated Davidson 71-45. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Brigham Young Universitya€™s mena€™s basketball team must vacate two seasons, eliminate a scholarship and will be on probation for two more years over trips and other benefits boosters gave to guard Nick Emery, the NCAA announced Friday.

BYU stands to lose 47 wins spanning the two seasons Emery has played for the Provo school. The news release from the NCAA said the Cougars a€œgained an advantage of an ineligible player for two seasons.a€

The university, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued a statement saying it was disappointed in the ruling and argued the NCAA did not eliminate wins for schools found with similar violations. BYU will appeal, the release said.

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