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NCAA puts University of Hawaii men’s basketball on probation

Gib Arnold

Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

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HONOLULU (AP) The NCAA is putting the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team on three years of probation after an investigation found former coach Gib Arnold violated ethical conduct rules and provided false or misleading information to investigators.

The NCAA said Tuesday that Hawaii will lose two scholarships during the next two seasons, leaving it with 11. The team also cannot play in postseason games during the 2016-2017 academic year.

The NCAA approved a $10,000 fine that the university previously imposed on itself. Hawaii also must also pay a penalty equaling 1 percent of the basketball program’s budget over the previous three years.

The university says it’ll address the media later Tuesday.

Arnold’s attorney didn’t immediately respond to phone and email messages seeking comment. The school sued Arnold in June over the violations.