UConn may miss NCAA Tournament
Defending basketball champion Connecticut may miss the NCAA Tournament in March due to new rules regarding academic performance put in place by the NCAA.
The Associated Press cited an unidentified school official who said the men’s basketball team’s Academic Progress Rate for the 2010-11 season – in which UConn won its last 11 games en route to the title – would be 975.
The rules put in place Thursday by the NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors require schools to have a two-year average score of 930 or a four-year norm of 900 to participate in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
UConn had a score of 826 in 2009-10 for a two-year average of 900.5. Its four-year average would be 888.5.
The Huskies lost two scholarships this season as a result of their poor APR scores, which are released annually in May, after the NCAA Tournament.