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UConn would qualify for the tournament under that scenario.

It notes in the waiver request that the team attained perfect APR eligibility and retention scores for the Fall 2011 semester. The school also noted that it has just one player on the team left from the group that scored low enough to warrant sanctions.

“We continue to believe that we have made a very compelling case in our waiver to the NCAA and we are pleased with the recent outstanding academic success of our men’s basketball student-athletes,” Herbst said.

The school’s appeal now goes before a subcommittee of the Committee on Academic Performance and could be further appealed to Harrison.