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UConn basketball submits perfect APR score

A year after sitting out postseason because of a bad APR score, the Huskies appear back on track.

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A year after being ineligible for postseason play because of a low academic progress rate score, the UConn Huskies submitted a perfect score for the 2012-13 season, head coach Kevin Ollie told the Associated Press.

The NCAA won't publish the scores until May, but Ollie was adamant that the team submitted a perfect score of 1,000.

The Huskies were 20-10 in Ollie's first year as head coach following Jim Calhoun's retirement, but a low cumulative APR score from the 2007-08 season through 2010-11 deemed UConn ineligible for the Big East and NCAA tournaments last season.

According to the AP, UConn has put rules in place over the past few seasons to improve academic performance for its athletes, including sanctions for missing three or more classes during the semester and daily checks on players whose grade-point average dips below 2.3.

The team is also holding itself accountable in practice, guard Ryan Boatright told the AP.

"If they oversleep, you wake 'em up and tell 'em to go to class,'' he said. "Because if you oversleep and miss class and they check your class, we've got to run for that. Nobody wants to run for somebody else not going to class, so we definitely make sure everybody goes to class and does their work.''

While the Huskies are already cleared for the 2013-14 postseason, the perfect score of 1,000 is expected to easily keep them eligible for tournament play in 2014-15.

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