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NCAA will experiment with new rules in the NIT

This year, the NCAA will once again use the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) as a testing ground for potential rule changes, which could go into effect as early as May 2019. Four rules will be modified for NIT play:

• The three-point line will be extended by approximately 1 foot 8 inches to the same distance used by FIBA for international competition (22 feet 1.75 inches).
• The free throw lane will be widened from 12 feet to 16 feet, consistent with the width used by the NBA.
• The games will be divided into four 10-minute quarters as opposed to two 20-minute halves. Teams will shoot two free throws beginning with the fifth foul of each quarter.
• The shot clock will reset to 20 seconds after an offensive rebound instead of the full 30 seconds.

The college game’s slow march towards quarters feels inevitable, but I like most of these, especially the shot clock shortening from 30 seconds to 20 after an offensive rebound. I can’t wait to see how Louisville handles that next month.



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11 Comments for NCAA will experiment with new rules in the NIT

  1. 72uksprinter
    7:14 pm February 27, 2018 Permalink

    I can’t believe we are discussing a change in the shot clock for rebounds on the great America, Chelsea Clinton’s 38th birthday.

    • FACTS
      9:56 pm February 27, 2018 Permalink

      No one cares you liberal

    • Baize
      8:03 am February 28, 2018 Permalink

      The joke>>>


  2. 72uksprinter
    7:14 pm February 27, 2018 Permalink

    “American” 🙂

  3. Daddyof3Ballers
    8:21 pm February 27, 2018 Permalink

    I want a four point line!! Let’s try it!!!!

    • check
      8:26 pm February 27, 2018 Permalink

      How about the half court line?

    • SuperTroy18
      10:50 pm February 27, 2018 Permalink

      Every attempt from behind half-Court line would be back court violation, (unless they hadn’t crossed it yet.)

  4. wesmorgan1
    9:44 pm February 27, 2018 Permalink

    If the NCAA is going to copycat the NBA to this extent, they should implement the “Last 2 Minutes” reports to tell us how often the officials blow calls.

  5. callitlikeiseeit
    10:35 pm February 27, 2018 Permalink

    All of these are good changes, move them all to college basketball for next year.

  6. RealCatsFan
    4:33 am February 28, 2018 Permalink

    I would like to see major revisions to how the block/charge call is handled. Put more of a burden on the defender to get to the spot and get his feet set before the offensive player gets there. If the offensive player has left his feet before the defender gets there it should be a foul on the defender every time. We need to promote playing actual defense and eliminate all the flopping and undercutting.

    While you are at it, if a defender does an obvious flop in an effort to draw a flagrant foul on the opponent, and there is no contact, it should be a technical foul on him. Sick of that crap.

    Of course, if they implement these changes, Count K at dook will take his ball and go home.

  7. nickobeazo
    7:48 am February 28, 2018 Permalink

    Still waiting for the rule change to have an actual jump ball and not this possession change ?