Auburn men's basketball will not be taking part in any postseason play during the 2020-21 season, the program announced via a press release on Sunday.
The athletic department, university officials and Bruce Pearl came to this conclusion in light of the ongoing issue from the fall of 2017 involving former assistant coach Chuck Person. In the release, Auburn reiterated that they have worked with the NCAA and will continue to do so.
“This was a difficult decision but the right decision,” Pearl said. “I hate it for our current players. They lost the opportunity for the postseason last year because of COVID, and now they will miss the postseason again. It’s a two-year postseason penalty for them. However, we need to take this penalty now to put it behind us.”
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