Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

 

New rule change on fouls will bring scoring back to college hoops

Scoring in college basketball is about to make a comeback. Advances in strength and conditioning and loosely officiated games that allowed players to physically direct their opponents to spots on the floor had turned a great game into football on wood. Athleticism had been trumped by brute force. Scoring plummeted, from an average of 76.7 points per game for all NCAA Division I teams in 1991 to 67.5 points last season. Yes, more than nine points a game. Low-scoring, root-canal games had become the norm, not the exception. An excitingRead More