MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV)- The University of Memphis basketball program is expected to be forced to vacate the record 38 wins from its Final Four season of 2007-08.
The NCAA will reportedly release findings on Thursday of its investigation into violations committed by the program.
The NCAA Committee on Infractions met with Memphis officials on June 6 in Indianapolis to discuss the alleged violations, the most serious of which being whether an unknown person took the SAT test for a player.
The NCAA has said the athlete in question played for the Tigers for only the 2007-08 season and in the 2008 NCAA tournament. The only person who fits the description in documents is Derrick Rose, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft after that season.
Memphis finished 38-2 during the 2007-2008 season, and lost to Kansas in overtime in the NCAA championship game. Memphis officials have said the school should keep the victories from the 2007-08 season.
It would be the second time both Memphis and former Tiger head coach John Calipari had to vacate Final Four seasons. The Tigers were stripped of their 1985 Final Four appearance, while Calipari's Massachusetts team lost its 1996 berth.