The NC State men’s basketball program will not be hit with a postseason ban resulting from the violations case surrounding former point guard Dennis Smith Jr. The ruling comes via the NCAA Independent Resolution Panel.
NC State avoids a postseason ban from the NCAA's IARP for Dennis Smith Jr. violations case
— Joe Giglio (@giglio_OG) December 20, 2021
There can be no appeal, either.
Additional penalties include, for NC State: a reduction of one scholarship for next season and a $5,000 fine.
In a process that’s dragged on for years, the IARP has ruled that the Wolfpack are still eligible for the 2022 postseason. However, former head coach Mark Gottfried has been hit with a one-year show cause penalty, while former assistant coach Orlando Early now has a six-year show cause.
BREAKING: NC State gets NO postseason ban. One year show cause for Mark Gottfried and six-year show cause for former assistant Orlando Early.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) December 20, 2021