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Ohio State transfer Kecman benched 12 games for time with Serbian club

Updated: November 3, 2008, 7:45 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State sophomore forward Nikola Kecman will sit out the first 12 games of the 2008-09 season in an agreement reached jointly by the NCAA and the university, the school announced Monday.

Kecman played for the Vizura team in his native Serbia as it was making the transition from an amateur to a professional team. The NCAA Eligibility Center determined that Kecman may have received more than "actual and necessary" expenses while playing for the team, leading to his being ...

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