More Stringent NCAA Rules May Keep Connecticut Basketball Out Of Tournament

Matt Terl
Friday October 28th, 2011

Among the more rigid academic rules that the NCAA announced today that they are adopting is a requirement that schools maintain a two-year average Academic Progress Rate of 930 or a four-year average score of 900.

According to a report on ESPN.com, this rule change could mean that the national champion Connecticut Huskies would be unable to compete in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.  According to ESPN:

Connecticut's score for the 2009-10 school year was 826. A UConn official has said the 2010-11 score will be approximately 975. That would not be high enough. It would give Connecticut a two-year score of 900.5 and a four-year average of 888.5.

According to the NCAA, the 930 APR predicts approximately a 50% graduation rate.  

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