CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard was stocked up and ready to make a run at its third straight Ivy League men's basketball title. Then came a cheating scandal that cost the Crimson two of its top seniors and, probably, their chance at an NCAA tournament berth.
Co-captains Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry have been scratched from the roster after a schoolwide investigation into whether as many as 125 students shared answers or plagiarized on a take-home, open-book final exam in a single course. Although potential punishments could range from an admonishment to a year away from school, the two seniors reportedly withdrew from the university rather than endanger their final season of eligibility.