- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The Central Arkansas men’s basketball team will miss postseason play for the upcoming season as a result of penalties due to the program’s low Academic Progress Rate.

The APR is used by the NCAA to measure the classroom performance of every Division I team, and this year’s data calculates rates from 2009-10 through 2012-13.

The Bears’ four-year score of 901 failed to reach the benchmark of 930, meaning they won’t be eligible for the Southland Conference postseason tournament or the NCAA tournament. The program scored an 848 during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Central Arkansas athletic director Brad Teague says he is “disappointed” in the scores and that the school has started “over fresh” by hiring coach Russ Pennell in March.

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