Former Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood stays mum on FBI investigation

Former Cowboys men’s basketball coach Brad Underwood didn’t give much of an answer when asked about the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball.

Underwood, who left for Illinois after one season as the Oklahoma State head coach, spoke with Annice McEwan of WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois, and didn’t have much to say regarding the recent events.

“[What] happened, happened and surprised people, but I don’t know. I don’t know,” Underwood said to McEwan. “I think there’s some things that come to light that surprise everybody.”

Oklahoma State associate head coach Lamont Evans was terminated after turning himself into authorities as one of the names the FBI listed as allegedly taking bribes to steer student-athletes toward certain managers.

Evans was charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, solicitation of bribes and gratuities by an agent of a federally funded organization, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, honest wire services fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and Travel Act conspiracy. Those charges combined would carry significant prison time if found guilty.

Cowboys head coach Mike Boynton was retained, however, with no known connection to the allegations.

Boynton and Evans were both assistants under Underwood during the 2016-17 season.

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