Former Cat, Evansville coach McCarty fired amid misconduct allegations

McCarty had been on administrative leave since Dec. 26 amid Title IX misconduct allegations

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – The University of Evansville has fired men’s basketball coach Walter McCarty after receiving additional reports of misconduct off the court.

The former Kentucky star was placed on administrative leave December 26th amid allegations of sexual misconduct and violations of the school’s Title IX policy.

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The school issued a statement saying interim coach Bernie Seltzer would continue to serve as the interim coach. School officials issued a statement saying the investigation will continue.

McCarty’s team stunned the college basketball world earlier this season with an upset of then-No. 1 Kentucky, his alma mater.

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