INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA has forced Memphis to give up its
38 victories from the Final Four season of 2007-08 under former
coach John Calipari because of an ineligible player.
The announcement came Thursday, 16 months after the Tigers lost
to Kansas in the title game. Calipari has moved on to become the
coach at Kentucky.
The NCAA also said the school must return the money it received
from the NCAA tournament appearance. School officials were expected
to discuss the report later Thursday.
The NCAA said a player had someone else take his SAT exam, allowing him to attend Memphis. The player was not identified in the report, although material previously released by the governing body indicates it could only be Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls' No. 1 overall draft pick in 2008 and the NBA rookie of the year.
The NCAA also said a man, believed to be Rose's brother, received free transportation and board during away games that season.