Harvard's rapid rise to the top of the Ivy League -- and into the Top 25 last year, albeit briefly -- has hit a serious snag.
According to SI.com, the Crimson's leading scorer and rebounder, Kyle Casey, has been implicated in a cheating scandal and will withdraw from the school. His decision means he will miss the entire season.
Casey's fellow co-captain Brandyn Curry will also withdraw, according to the Boston Herald.
Harvard won its first-ever Ivy League championship last season. The Crimson also earned their first trip to the NCAA tournament in over 50 years.
The cheating scandal reportedly involves about half of the 279 students in a Harvard government course. Reportedly, several of the students implicated are athletes, with the issue potentially affecting Crimson football players as well.
By withdrawing, both Casey and Curry will still have a year of eligibility remaining.