SAN JOSE -- A rough first season in the Mountain West Conference just got worse for San Jose State and men's basketball coach Dave Wojcik.

The school announced Tuesday that the men's basketball program expects to incur Academic Progress Rate sanctions by the NCAA. SJSU's multi-year APR score for 2012-13 is expected to fall below 930 (out of 1,000), which triggers NCAA sanctions. The APR is a score used to evaluate student-athletes progress toward graduation. Schools whose APR doesn't meet the minimum number of 930 are subject to NCAA penalties.

For the Spartans, that means they will be banned from all postseason competition during the 2014-15 season, including the Mountain West tournament. They'll have to replace four hours of weekly practice with four additional hours of academic activities and will be limited to five days of basketball-related activities per week instead of six.

"Last year, we were faced with a situation that needed to be dealt with in a major fashion," athletic director Gene Bleymaier said in a release, referencing the 2013 season under George Nessman's leadership. "The coaching staff was not retained and several players were not invited back for the 2013-14 season. Only four players returned from the 2012-13 team.


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"We made the necessary changes and feel very good about the direction of the program under Coach Wojcik's leadership."

SJSU went 7-24 in Wojcik's first season and the Spartans won just one game in Mountain West play. The season ended in the first round of the conference tournament with an 83-52 loss to Boise State in which SJSU trailed 25-0 to start the game.

There was one stretch during the season in which the Spartans trailed for more than 295 consecutive game minutes.

Wojcik said he was aware of the program's poor academic standing when he took the job and feels that the program will be in good standing moving forward, even if this publicly represents a step back.

"The changes we have implemented are having a positive effect on our program and put us on solid footing moving forward," Wojcik said in a release.

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