CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) – The NCAA has banned the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball team from next year’s postseason for failing to meet academic standards.
Athletic director Scott Lazenby said Wednesday in a statement that the school was “incredibly disappointed” by the NCAA’s decision because the program had already punished itself by imposing scholarship reductions for both last season and next.READ MORE: 300+ Astroworld Festival Lawsuits To Be Handled By 1 Texas Judge
The NCAA punished the school for failing to meet minimum academic standards when it came to graduation and retention rates.READ MORE: Texas Man Acquitted In Deadly Shooting Of Police Officer In 2019
The penalty bars the Islanders from competing in the Southland Conference tournament next spring. The Islanders won the tournament in 2007 to clinch a spot in its first and only NCAA tournament.MORE NEWS: 'I'm Worried I'm Going To Kill My Parents' Man Told 911, Pointed Fake Gun At Fort Worth Police Before Being Killed
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