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Todd O'Brien's last waiver appeal is denied

Updated: January 19, 2012, 4:33 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Saint Joseph's has finally won. It's over. Todd O'Brien won't play college basketball this season for UAB.

O'Brien lost his last waiver appeal to play immediately at UAB after the NCAA sent an email to the Blazers late Wednesday night, when they were playing at Rice. O'Brien's last-ditch effort was snuffed.

O'Brien said he found out when he checked his email in Birmingham before going to bed late Wednesday.

"I don't know why this happened,'' O'Brien said Thursday afternoon. ...

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