South Carolina's men's basketball program was formally punished by the NCAA on Thursday for its role in the college basketball bribery scandal. The Committee on Infractions handed down a ruling that included a two-year probation and other recruiting restrictions. The decision was made following a lengthy investigation, which determined that former assistant coach Lamont Evans, who as part of the decision was given a 10-year show-cause penalty, accepted approximately $3,300 and $5,800 in bribes from someone associated with an agent.
Evans was also hit with a 10-year show-cause penalty last summer for accepting bribes ranging from $18,150 to $22,000 as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State, so it is unclear if that show-cause will run concurrently or if it will be added to the one he is already serving. Oklahoma State was punished with a postseason ban but is appealing that ruling.