MORAGA -- The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions will announce the outcome of its investigation into potential violations by the Saint Mary's College men's basketball program in a Friday morning teleconference.

The Gaels' program has been the subject of an NCAA inquiry dating to at least last summer that reportedly involves questions related to the recruitment of some of its current or past Australian players.

It's not known what the committee determined and whether possible sanctions would have impact on this season and the Gaels' drive toward the NCAA tournament.

Mike McAlpin, campus director of media relations for Saint Mary's, said the school would have no comment on the matter until after the NCAA reveals results of its investigation.

Britton Banowsky, chair of the Committee on Infractions and commissioner of Conference USA, will make the announcement, assisted by Greg Sankey, executive associate commissioner and chief operating officer for the Southeastern Conference.

Saint Mary's has clinched the No. 2 seed for the West Coast Conference tournament and boasts an overall record of 25-5 -- its sixth consecutive season with at least 25 victories.



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