INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Poor academic results will keep a record 10 men’s basketball teams out of next year’s NCAA tournament including the first BCS school to face the penalty — Connecticut.
The NCAA announced the penalties when it released its new Academic Progress Rate scores Wednesday. Teams scoring under 900 face the harshest sanctions.
The news about the three-time national champion Huskies is no surprise. The school knew last year it would be banned and later filed an appeal for an NCAA waiver but lost.
Joining UConn on the sideline in March will be Arkansas-Pine Bluff, California-Riverside, Cal State Bakersfield, Jacksonville State, Mississippi Valley State, North Carolina-Wilmington, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Toledo and Towson.
Hampton, North Carolina A&T and Texas Southern were the only schools to be banned in football.