SMU receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA

SMU Athletics received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, the school announced on Friday.

An SMU basketball player could also miss the rest of the season due to losing his academic eligibility.

The two matters likely involve the same player - Kimball High School alum and current SMU sophomore Keith Frazier.

Multiple media outlets reported Friday that Frazier wouldn't be able to play the rest of the season due to academic issues from the fall semester.  SMU officials released a statement from head coach Larry Brown stating Frazier would miss Saturday's game vs East Carolina due to a family member's funeral.

"As far as his eligibility status, we have filed an appeal with the NCAA regarding his academic eligibility, and we're optimistic that we will have him back on the court soon," Brown said. "It's important for people to know that the resources and support are in place for student-athletes to be successful, both athletically and academically, at SMU."

The Notice of Allegations reportedly involves questions about an assistant coach now on leave, Ulric Maligi, and any potential connection he may have to Frazier's academics while in high school. It also involves infractions that resulted in the departure of SMU's men's golf coach in 2014.

SMU officials acknowledged they received the notice from the NCAA in a Friday afternoon statement.

"We are working through our response to them, and will have no further comment ."

SMU basketball is currently 13-4 this season and in second place in its conference.
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