The season-opening loss to UCLA counts as one of the games in the suspension, as Tech withheld both players from the game.
According to Bell’s account in the CBS Sports article, Jackson and Okogie were flown to Arizona in May for five days. In addition, Bell purchased their meals and bough them apparel. Bell alleged that Pastner was aware of the trip and tacitly encouraged it.
In a news release put out by the school last week, Tech determined that Pastner did not know about the violations until Oct. 2, at which point he reported them to the athletic department’s compliance office. Pastner has declined comment to this point, wanting to wait until the NCAA had made its ruling.
At Tech's season opener against UCLA in Shanghai on Saturday (Friday in the U.S.), school president G.P. "Bud" Peterson offered his endorsement of Pastner, saying he was "proud to have him as our basketball coach."