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UConn men's basketball eligible for tourney

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

The NCAA released the APRs for every school Tuesday. The Huskies' APR for the 2011-12 school year is 947 out of 1000. Its two-year score of 962.5 meets the NCAA's standard.

Under rules implemented in 2011, teams must have a 900 average over four years or 930 over two to qualify for the postseason. The Huskies' four-year APR is 897. They scored a 978 in 2010-11, when it won its third NCAA title, after two years in the low 800s.

Scores are calculated by Division I teams based on eligibility, graduation and retention rates.

Six schools will be ineligible for the basketball postseason: Alabama State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Florida International, Grambling, Mississippi Valley State and New Orleans. Three teams, all in Division I-AA, will be ineligible in football: Alabama State, Mississippi Valley State and Savannah State.

USF football made the best four-year improvement among BCS programs (ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12). Four years ago the Bulls had the lowest score among 66 BCS programs but now are tied for 16th at 970.

USF men's basketball scored a 953, the biggest improvement in the Big East over the past four years and fourth best among BCS programs.

"Our coaches and student services department have continued to stress the importance of being strong academically," USF athletic director Doug Woolard said in a statement released by the school. "And our student-athletes have done a tremendous job committing themselves to academic excellence."

Men's basketball: The American Athletic Conference, the league that includes USF and formerly was called the Big East, will hold its first postseason tournament in Memphis.

Baseball: Jordan Park's go-ahead bases-loaded walk capped host North Carolina's three-run sixth that gave it a 5-4 win over South Carolina in Game 3 of the Super Region and a World Series berth. Kent Emanuel, a third-round pick of the Astros, got the final two outs on two pitches for the Tar Heels. He has thrown 240 pitches over 111/3 innings in four NCAA tournament games. … Late Monday, Ben Wetzler allowed nine hits and five walks but only three runs as host Oregon State beat Kansas State 4-3 in Game 3 of the Super Region to earn a World Series berth.

Tennis: Andy Jackson, Florida's coach from 2001 until resigning in 2012, was hired by Arkansas.

Times staff writer Greg Auman contributed to this report.

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