The shot-clock debate: How low should we go?

It is widely believed that it is almost fact that the shot clock will be reduced from 35 seconds to 30 seconds by next season.  NCAA rules committee chairman Rick Byrd, who is also the coach at Belmont, said that the move is likely to happen.

Until 1985, there was no shot clock at all in college basketball. Due to the lack of scoring, the NCAA adopted the 45-second shot clock in 1985. This is the same complaint we are hearing about today. The shot clock has been at 35 seconds since the start of the 1993 season, but people continue to say that games in the 50s are just boring to watch.

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Why Vanderbilt will be a serious contender next season

The Vanderbilt Commodores were a very young team in the 2014-2015 season.  In fact, Vandy ranked as the fifth-youngest in all of college basketball. Vandy was able to finish the season with a 21-14 record after sitting at 11-10 at the end of January.  But with all of the team’s major contributors returning and the stability under head coach Kevin Stallings, this Vanderbilt team is one to look out for in 2015-2016.

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Freshmen key to Duke’s championship

WITH VIDEO: This game was just what we could have hoped for in a national championship. Both teams laid it all on the line and battled until the last buzzer. Duke was able to outlast Wisconsin by the score of 68-63.  The game’s MVP was awarded to the freshman Tyus Jones.  Coach K won his 5th national championship with only eight scholarship players, and four of them being freshman.

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Duke dominates to reach title game

Duke faced its biggest deficit of the tournament in the first five minutes of the game, but that never fazed Coach K and company.  Duke controlled the last 10 minutes of the first half, and the second half was more of the same.  The Blue Devils beat the Spartans, 81-61, to reach Monday night’s national championship game.

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Final Four Preview: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin

Both Kentucky and Wisconsin are right back in the Final Four after meeting here a year ago.  Last year, The Wildcats were able to continue what was a great run in the tournament and beat the Badgers 74-73.  This year though, the Wildcats are supposed to be doing this.  This may be the best game of the entire tournament.

This game involves two first team All-Americans, and the potential first pick of the NBA draft … who isn’t one of the two All-Americans.

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