|NCAA rules committee approves moving 3-point line back by a foot|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 03 May 2007 07:07|
Two decades after adding the 3-point line, the NCAA men's basketball rules committee approved a measure Thursday that will move the line back one foot - from 19 feet, 9 inches to 20 feet, 9 inches. If approved by the playing rules oversight committee on May 25, it would mark the first major change to 3-pointers since their adoption.
The change would not take place until November 2008.
``We made it a point to come up with a distance that was correct for us and that didn't necessarily mimic the international line,'' Keating said.
The women's basketball rules committee did not adopt the change and will keep the 3-point line at 19 feet, 9 inches.