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1 CBB Program Ruled Ineligible For NCAA Tourney Due To APR

A photo of a basketball ahead of a game between Oregon and Louisville.

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Earlier this week the NCAA revealed its annual Academic Progress Rates for college sports programs around the country.

The Florida State Seminoles were the lowest among college football programs, but the Seminoles are still eligible for the postseason.

The same can't be said for one college basketball program. According to a release from the NCAA, one college basketball program has been ruled ineligible for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

The Detroit Mercy Titans is not eligible for postseason player after failing to score above the NCAA-mandated APR.

The men's basketball program averaged a 920 over from 2014-18, 10 points short of the needed score to remain eligible.

Per NCAA rules, sports programs must average at least a 930 over a four-year period.

To compete in the 2019-20 postseason, teams must achieve a 930 four-year APR. NCAA members chose the 930 standard because that score predicts, on average, a 50 percent graduation rate for a given team. Additionally, teams must earn at least a 930 four-year APR to avoid penalties.

Teams scoring below 930 can face consequences intended to direct additional focus to academics.

Detroit Mercy last reached the NCAA tournament in 2012 when it lost to Kansas in the second round.

Head coach Mike Davis led the team to an 11-20 record in his first season as the team's head coach in 2018-19.