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.

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The NCAA punished the school for failing to meet minimum academic standards when it came to graduation and retention rates.

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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.

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