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Four Schools Banned From 2016 Basketball Postseason Due to Poor APR Scores

The NCAA has released their annual APR scores, and the scores indicate that four schools did poor enough to be banned from postseason play in 2016. The schools include: Florida A&M, Alcorn State, Stetson and Central Arkansas.

All schools failed to pass the necessary score of 930 points to avoid the postseason ban.

More from Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com:

APR postseason bans have been a constant since its inception more than a decade ago, but at least the number of schools affected is going down. Last season eight programs were barred from postseason play due to poor APR scores. That number’s been cut in half, though Central Arkansas and Florida A&M are repeat offenders.
Programs must now clear a four-year APR average of 930 — or a two-year average of 940 — to be eligible for postseason play. This the second year in the rise from the previous level of 900. Men’s basketball’s four schools facing postseason bans is the second most in the NCAA to football, which has five schools. Florida A&M is under a postseason ban next season in football as well.

All told, the schools facing postseason bans did not fare well last season.

Florida A&M (from the MEAC Conference) went a miserable 2-27. Alcorn State (from the SWAC Conference) went 6-26. Stetson (from the Atlantic Sun Conference) went 9-22. Lastly, Central Arkansas (from the Southland Conference) finished with a measly 2-26 record.

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