By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press

STORRS Conn. (AP) _ Changes in NCAA rules are expected to keep defending national-champion Connecticut from participating in the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Under the rules adopted Thursday by the NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors, a school cannot participate in the 2013 tournament unless it has a two-year average score of 930 or a four-year average score of 900 on the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rate, which measures the academic performance of student athletes.

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.

The NCAA confirmed Thursday that scores from those years will be used to determine eligibility.

    (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Libdumb says:

    So they will all graduate majoring in “Underwater basket weaving”. Every athlete should have a life-time scholarship to get an education at that institution if they complete one year of play.

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