UConn 2013 NCAA Tournament Ban, If Withheld, Would Result In Big EastTournament Ban

If the Connecticut Huskies' 2013 NCAA Tournament ban holds up, the team will also be unable to participate in the 2013 Big East Tournament due to a ruling the Big East presidents made earlier this March, according to an ESPN report.

During a meeting on March 7 in New York, the Big East presidents voted that any team without NCAA tournament eligibility would also be barred from the conference tournament. The new ruling will likely be adopted into the conference's rules in May and could impact the Huskies, who have been banned from next season's NCAA tournament because the basketball program has failed to live up to the NCAA's academic standards.

UConn is attempting to appeal the NCAA's ruling on the grounds of recent academic improvements, and could learn whether the appeal is successful within the next few days, according to ESPN.

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