Mark Schlabach of ESPN reported the news, noting the decision was made while the school conducts an internal investigation into alleged rules violations that were not specified. Cal State Northridge athletic director Michael Izzi issued a statement: "Upon learning of potential rules violations within our men's basketball program, I directed an immediate review and have placed our men's basketball coaching staff on paid administrative leave while we complete this internal review.
Morehead State is holding on to the top spot in the standings with a conference record of 10-5. The Golden Eagles have the fifth-most runs in the OVC with 231 and their 43 home runs rank third. Their pitching is ranked in the bottom half of the conference in ERA, ranking seventh with a 5.87 ERA.