- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - The NCAA is lifting a postseason ban for the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team.

The NCAA also announced Friday that the university’s probationary period is reduced from three years to two. The NCAA is also changing imposed scholarship reductions. Hawaii will lose one instead of two scholarships.

The reconsidered decision comes after Hawaii appealed a 2015 ruling that instituted penalties. An investigation found former head coach Gib Arnold violated ethical conduct rules and provided false or misleading information to investigators.

UH Athletics Director David Matlin says he’s glad it’s over. He says university officials have cooperated fully, including openly acknowledging mistakes.

The university says the Rainbow Warriors are 14-14 overall with a chance at securing a winning regular-season record when they take on Long Beach State on Saturday.

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