More Stringent NCAA Rules May Keep Connecticut Basketball Out Of Tournament

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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, 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.