|New NCAA hoops rules designed to increase scoring|
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|Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:14|
By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Basketball Writer
PHOENIX (AP) - The NCAA's new rules for college basketball are designed to increase scoring and bring an offensive flow back to the game.
Instead, they may bog the game down more, particularly early in the season as teams adjust to the way the game is being called.
Scoring in college basketball last season dropped to its lowest point since 1951-52.
To combat the increased physical play, the NCAA altered its rules for this season. Defenders will no longer be able to hand check, use two hands on an opposing player or use an arm bar. The block/charge rule also was altered, requiring defenders to be in position before the offensive player makes his upward motion.
Coaches are concerned the rules will lead to more fouls instead of a better flow.