NCAA Basketball

Hartford drops to D-III after NCAA berth

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) University of Hartford sports are dropping from Division I to Division III.

The decision comes after the Hartford men's basketball team this season won its first America East championship and played in the NCAA Tournament for the first time, losing to eventual national champion Baylor in the first round.

Hartford President Gregory Woodward said the school wants to "transition to this new model for intercollegiate athletics."

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