Walter McCarty has been placed on administrative leave at Evansville pending a Title IX investigation, the school announced on Friday.

"The University has received reports of unwelcome conduct by Coach McCarty since his arrival in March 2018. We have counseled him about his behavior. In the last two weeks, the University received a troubling report about Coach McCarty's interactions with a member of the campus community. We have placed Coach McCarty on leave while that incident is being investigated," said school president Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz said in a campus memo.

McCarty was hired at Evansville in 2018. The team beat then No. 1-ranked Kentucky earlier this season.