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NCAA Tournament Ratings Still Going Strong

Through Saturday night, CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship has earned a 5.9 rating/14 share in metered markets, up 18 percent from a 5.0 rating/12 share from 2010.

Last night’s combined coverage delivered an overnight household rating of 6.7 rating/15 share, up 12 percent from a 6.0 rating/14 share for CBS Sports’ 2010 coverage.

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Butler Wins The Academic Performance Tournament

The winner of the 2011 NCAA Tournament is … the Butler Bulldogs?

That’s who would win the Academic Performance Tournament, Inside Higher Ed‘s take on what the Big Dance would look like if teams advanced based on their outcomes in the classroom.

Teams advanced in the bracket based on their NCAA’s multi-year Academic Progress Rate, which gives points to teams whose players that stay in good academic standing and remained enrolled in school from semester to semester. If two schools were tied, the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate was the tiebreaker.

Previous champions include Bucknell, Holy Cross, Davidson, North Carolina and Kansas.