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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