As expected, the Huskies’ men’s basketball team is banned from the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The official announcement came yesterday. UConn had much-improved Academic Progress Rate scores for the 2010-2011 school year, but the ban is implemented based on previous scores.
Nine other schools are also banned for men’s basketball: Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Cal State Bakersfield, California-Riverside, Jacksonville State, Mississippi Valley State, North Carolina-Wilmington, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Toldeo, and Towson.
UConn is the only one of those 10 schools that hails from a major conference. The Huskies are the first school from one of the six major conferences to face a postseason ban in either men’s basketball or football based on APR, according to ESPN.com. UConn could also lose practice time and become ineligible for the Big East tournament.