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  1. #1
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    May 2005

    UConn eligible for March Madness

    Connecticut's men's basketball team, which was barred from the 2013 postseason because of past problems with its Academic Progress Rate, has qualified academically for next year's NCAA tournament.

    The Huskies APR for the 2011-12 school year is 947 out of 1000, giving it a two-year score of 962.5, which meets the NCAA's standard.

    Under rules implemented in 2011, the NCAA requires a team to have a 900 average over four years or a 930 over two years to qualify for its postseason.

    The team's four-year APR of 897 is still lower than the NCAA goal.

    The team scored a 978 out of 1000 in 2010-11, the season it won its third NCAA Championship, after two years of scores in the low 800s.

    Warde Manuel, the school's athletic director, said he is proud of team's academic effort, especially because they were penalized for problems that predated their enrollment at the university.

    "These kids didn't get down on themselves," he said. "They didn't stop performing on the court and they didn't stop performing academically, and that is a credit to those kids."

    UConn went 20-10 on the court during the 2012-13 basketball season and likely would have been an NCAA tournament team. But it was barred from both the Big East tournament and the NCAA tournament based on the APR scores from the 2007-08 through 2010-11 academic years.

    The school's four-year score last year was 889 and its two-year average was just 902.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2009
    Eugene, OR
    I think this APR score stuff is BS, and UCONN kind of got jobbed. Hell, Oregon almost missed the cut because of one year of mass-transfers after Ernie Kent was fired. Losing 7 guys to transfer shouldn't hurt your APR score as's not like it was an academic problem...
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