Brigham Young and Utah State universities are among a select group of schools whose basketball teams had perfect graduation rates and are playing in the NCAA Tournament, according to a study released Monday.
Just seven teams in the men's basketball tournament, which begins this week, graduated 100 percent of their players, according to NCAA statistics used in the research conducted by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport. In addition to BYU and Utah State, five other schools achieved a 100 percent graduation rate: Belmont, Notre Dame, Villanova, Wofford and Illinois.
The Aggies, the 12th seed in the tournament's Southeast region, play Kansas State on Thursday, while BYU, No. 3 in the same region, plays Wofford on Thursday.