Looking to limit distractions as the Uconn men’s basketball team was getting ready to play at Temple Sunday night, coach Kevin Ollie put his thoughts to paper and a school spokesman handed it out 40 minutes before tipoff.
But this Ncaa Inquiry is the latest in a long series of bad news for UConn men’s basketball, which won the national championship, the program’s fourth, in 2014.
All of this has made Ollie, who replaced retiring Jim Calhoun in September 2012, deeply unpopular with UConn fans as losses have mounted.
News of the NCAA inquiry broke early Friday, in the hours following perhaps the Huskies’ greatest game of the season, a victory over defending conference champion SMU at Gampel Pavilion.
The men’s team did not have a sellout all of 2016-17, and this season has only sold out two games at the XL Center, both against top-10 ranked opponents — Wichita State and Villanova, the latter an old Big East rival.
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