The NCAA Will Test Out Some New Rules In This Years NIT Tournament

Go ahead and rag on the NIT tournament. Do it. I wont listen to you. Yeah its the "not invited" tournament. I don't care. One of the best sporting moments of my entire life came in the NIT tournament back in 2013. The mightiest program in college basketball lost to my school on our own floor. 59-57...


Ok anyway, the NIT is gonna be a big ol' test this year. The NCAA has compiled a list of experimental rules for this years tourney. Good idea or bad idea? 


- Team fouls to zero at the end of 10-minute segments of each half

- The shot clock to 20 seconds instead of 30 seconds at times when the ball is inbounded in the front court

- Each team is limited to a team total of four personal and technical fouls (excluding administrative technical fouls) during each 10-minute segment of each half.

- The first 10-minute segment of each half will begin when the ball becomes live to begin the half and will end when the game clock reads 10:00. The second segment will begin when the game clock reads 9:59 and ends when the half ends.

- When a team has reached the four-foul limitation, all subsequent personal and technical fouls (excluding administrative technical fouls) will be penalized by two free throw attempts.

- Each team’s foul total will reset to zero when any 10-minute segment has ended.

- In any overtime period, when a team has reached a total of three personal and technical fouls (excluding administrative technical fouls), all subsequent personal and technical fouls will be penalized by two free throw attempts.

 

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