Friday, May 29, 2015
Changing the game in NCAA WBB -- Friday Cardinal Couple
NCAA Rules changes for WBB in 2015-16
The game is changing for the three divisions in NCAA WBB and the changes are good.
A fan of the one and one...were you? Say goodbye to that feature. Absolutely in love with two halves instead of four quarters? The halves are gone and the quarters are here. Couldn't wait for those (4) media timeouts each half? You'll get half as many chances to watch Mr. "Better ingredients, better pizza" try to sell you on his pie now. Tired of seeing 10 seconds stretched into minutes when a team is advancing the ball upcourt? That 10 seconds is actually 10 seconds now.
Change is here. Long live change!
The women's college game will now be like it is in high school and the pros. Four quarters. No more one plus one to dread. Instead, teams will reach the double bonus at the fifth team foul in each quarter.
This should speed things up a bit, eh?
And, we're not done yet....folks. Teams will no longer get a new 10 seconds to advance the ball if a defensive deflection out of bounds happens. It is about time that good defense gets rewarded for their hustle and offenses will now have to concentrate on advancing the orb over the timeline as quickly as possible.
In that final, sometimes very crucial, minute of the game...a team can now advance the ball to half court following a timeout. Goodbye 60 foot desperation heave...hello quick pass and 20 foot jumper.
Coaches determining how many timeouts happen per quarter. 10 seconds (and only 10 seconds) to get the ball over the stripe. Has the NCAA Rules Committee gone completely mad and actually implemented something that is beneficial to the game?
It's about time, NCAA WBB.
Can the jump ball instead of alternating possessions be next?