Big East undecided on UConn for 2013 tourney
The Big East Conference hasn't decided whether it will include Connecticut in next year's basketball tournament or if the Huskies will have to stay home from New York because of its APR penalty.NEW YORK -- The Big East Conference hasn't decided whether it will include Connecticut in next year's basketball tournament or if the Huskies will have to stay home from New York because of its APR penalty.
The NCAA has banned the Huskies from the NCAA tournament next year because of its failing APR score, which puts the league in a quandary.
The Big East tournament winner receives the conference's automatic bid and while the league isn't a one-bid league, the conference must decide whether it wants to risk rewarding its trophy to a team that can't continue in the postseason.
Associate commissioner John Paquette said that before deciding what to do about Connecticut, the league has to create a conference-wide policy.
The problem, Paquette explained, is that a policy will have to incorporate all sports and not all sports run their conference postseason the same way.
In basketball, for example, every team qualifies but in others, only the top eight make the conference tournament.
The Big East hopes to have both a plan in place and an answer for UConn in the near future.
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