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Sources: UH strongly considering self-imposed sanctions in response to NCAA violations

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Everything came out and it wasn't pretty for the University of Hawaii.

Now that details have been made public in the NCAA's investigation into the Rainbow Warrior men's basketball program, UH is facing severe punishment for its violations.

But school officials are taking action to try to lessen the blow.

Sources revealed to Hawaii News Now Monday afternoon that chances are 'very probable' UH will self-impose penalties in response to the seven charges levied by the NCAA over the weekend.

HNN has been told that any self-imposed sanctions would address those specific violations-- things like a possible reduction in practice time, a reduction in recruiting benefits and the possibility of trimming the team's scholarship allotment.

Also, the school took internal action before the season even started with the abrupt firings of former head coach Gib Arnold and assistant Brandyn Akana.

Both were named prominently in the investigation for lying to the NCAA and attempting to cover up any infractions.

HNN has also learned the school hasn't ruled out vacating its wins when illegible players were on the court.

Sources say star player Isaac Fotu and Davis Rozitis were both on the receiving end of illegal benefits during their time at UH.

As a result, UH would consider vacating the team's 37-wins acquired over the previous two seasons.

The university is currently in the middle of a 90-day response window to the NCAA and these possible self-imposed penalties would be a part of its response.

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