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KANSAS CITY: The NCAA stripped the University of Massachusetts basketball team of its 1996 Final Four finish and ordered the school to repay $151,000 it received for competing in the tournament because former star Marcus Camby violated association rules by accepting money and gifts from an agent while still in school. The NCAA's Executive Committee decision came after Camby said last year that he had been wooed by sports agent Wesley Spears with money, prostitutes, and other favors and then threatened with exposure if he did not make Spears his agent. NCAA agent and gambling representative Bill Saum told TIME Online the school's basketball program will not be hit with disciplinary action. "That's a separate and different issue. Through their investigation and ours, it was discovered the institution did not know, nor should it have known that this was going on."