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NCAA Denies Connecticuts APR Waiver Request

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(Mac Cerullo/Connecticut Daily Campus)

UConn received some potentially crushing news to their 2013 post-season tournament hopes as the NCAA has denied their APR waiver. The request would have been for UConn to play fewer games, which would still allow them a chance to make a post-season and hopefully NCAA Tournament. The reason for the situation is due to the low Academic Progress Rate scores of the university.

Connecticut will appeal the NCAA's decision, but the ramifications of this appear very real for a UCONN hoping to bring some potential pro's back to school. Post-season bans do not exactly do wonders for recruiting, either. With rumors swirling about that Andre Drummond was considering coming back for his sophomore season, this would certainly make him reconsider. Jeremy Lamb, Shabazz Napier and Alex Oriakhi, possibly even Ryan Boatright might consider bolting as well if Connecticut has no NCAA tourney shot in 2013.