NCAA men try faster shot clock

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

Col­lege bas­ket­ball is un­der­go­ing a ma­jor over­haul next sea­son. Men’s teams will use a faster shot clock — 30 sec­onds in­stead of 35 sec­onds — and have fewer time­outs, and women’s teams will play four 10-minute quar­ters in­stead of two 20-minute halves.

The NCAA’s Play­ing Rules Over­sight Panel ap­proved the changes Mon­day. The shot-clock change is the first since the time was cut from 45 sec­onds to 35 for the 1993-94 sea­son. The num­ber of sec­ond-half time­outs for each team was cut from four to three.

UCLA will again play a bruis­ing non­con­fer­ence bas­ket­ball sched­ule with North Carolina (Dec. 19), Gon­zaga (Dec. 12) and Ken­tucky (Dec. 3). The team will play in the Maui In­vi­ta­tional (Nov. 23-25) in Hawaii, where the field in­cludes Kansas and In­di­ana. Long Beach State (Dec. 6) and Pep­per­dine (Nov. 19) are also on the sched­ule.

Zach Helfand

Iowa State hired Steve Prohm as its coach to re­place Fred Hoiberg. The 40-year-old Prohm was 104-29 in four years at Mur­ray State.

Con­fer­ence USA fresh­man of the year Torin Dorn is headed to North Carolina State. Dorn was the lead­ing scorer last sea­son at Char­lotte but de­cided to trans­fer af­ter a coach­ing change.

Mis­sis­sippi se­nior guard Ste­fan Moody, who led the Rebels with 16.6point av­er­age last sea­son, is ex­pected to be side­lined for at least two months be­cause of a stress frac­ture in his lower left leg.

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