NCAA Considering Rules Changes to Women’s Hoops Including 4 Quarters
The NCAA women’s basketball rules committee is making the college game look more like the pros.
The committee came up with suggested changes Friday that include playing four 10-minute quarters instead of two halves, advancing the ball to the frontcourt in the final minute of game after a timeout and shooting two free throws after the fifth foul of each quarter. Those rules are already used in the WNBA.
The proposals will be evaluated on June 8 by a playing rules oversight panel. If they are passed they will be implemented starting next year.
The new rules would be used across all three divisions of women’s basketball.
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