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NewXbo

Rule changes

The shot clock will be shortened from 35 to 30 seconds.
Teams will only be allowed 3 timeouts in the second half
Coaches cannot call timeouts during a live ball
10 second backcourt will not be reset with a stoppage
the basket arc increased from 3' to 4'
hanging on the rim changed from 2 to 1 shot technical
pards123

I like all of these
Grandpa Tom

Very Happy I don't like changing the shot clock.  In my opinion this encourages more individualism and less of a team concept.    This will favor the more athletic/talented teams.  I don't like when a rule or a style of officiating gives an advantage to one team over another and I think the shorter the shot clock time is the more advantage talent/athleticism has.  Just one opinion.  GO PARDS!!!!!
NewXbo

The reason they, the coaches, shortened the shot clock is because the scoring decreased again last year. Players want to play, fans want to see scoring.  This change will increase possessions and scoring, teams that have shooters, like Lafayette, will score more points.
bison137

Last year the average Lafayette possession ran 18.0 seconds, while their opponent's average possession was 18.9 seconds.     Over the last 12 years for LC, there wasn't one time where an average possession was as long as 19 seconds - either at the offensive or defensive end.   So I doubt there will be much effect on the team with a move to a 30 second clock.    A few times a game, there may be a forced shot - but not often.
NewXbo

bison137 wrote:
Last year the average Lafayette possession ran 18.0 seconds, while their opponent's average possession was 18.9 seconds.     Over the last 12 years for LC, there wasn't one time where an average possession was as long as 19 seconds - either at the offensive or defensive end.   So I doubt there will be much effect on the team with a move to a 30 second clock.    A few times a game, there may be a forced shot - but not often.


137, just watching the women's PGA with Paula Creamer. Wondering what happened to Molly.
bison137

NewXbo wrote:
bison137 wrote:
Last year the average Lafayette possession ran 18.0 seconds, while their opponent's average possession was 18.9 seconds.     Over the last 12 years for LC, there wasn't one time where an average possession was as long as 19 seconds - either at the offensive or defensive end.   So I doubt there will be much effect on the team with a move to a 30 second clock.    A few times a game, there may be a forced shot - but not often.


137, just watching the women's PGA with Paula Creamer. Wondering what happened to Molly.



Molly played pro ball in Europe for about seven years.   Recently she has been running two ventures that she started, one being a non-profit aimed at leadership skills for teenagers and the other being a basketball skills training program.

For those who don't know who Molly Creamer is, she was the best women's player ever to come out of the PL and a 1st round WNBA draft pick.   She still holds many PL records - including 1st in career scoring, 1st for season scoring average (27 ppg), and 2nd for career assists - and was a 3-time POY.   Her most amazing accomplishment happened in the Kirby Center when she scored Bucknell's final 29 points, over an 18 minute span, in a 4-point victory.   A lot of other Bucknell players took shots over that span, but none of them successfully (0-16).     Did you happen to see that game, Xbo?
NewXbo

bison137 wrote:
NewXbo wrote:
bison137 wrote:
Last year the average Lafayette possession ran 18.0 seconds, while their opponent's average possession was 18.9 seconds.     Over the last 12 years for LC, there wasn't one time where an average possession was as long as 19 seconds - either at the offensive or defensive end.   So I doubt there will be much effect on the team with a move to a 30 second clock.    A few times a game, there may be a forced shot - but not often.


137, just watching the women's PGA with Paula Creamer. Wondering what happened to Molly.



Molly played pro ball in Europe for about seven years.   Recently she has been running two ventures that she started, one being a non-profit aimed at leadership skills for teenagers and the other being a basketball skills training program.

For those who don't know who Molly Creamer is, she was the best women's player ever to come out of the PL and a 1st round WNBA draft pick.   She still holds many PL records - including 1st in career scoring, 1st for season scoring average (27 ppg), and 2nd for career assists - and was a 3-time POY.   Her most amazing accomplishment happened in the Kirby Center when she scored Bucknell's final 29 points, over an 18 minute span, in a 4-point victory.   A lot of other Bucknell players took shots over that span, but none of them successfully (0-16).     Did you happen to see that game, Xbo?


Yes, I was there. The last few minutes was basically a one on one game with Creamer hitting jump shots at one end and Lafayette's Colleen Fitzpatrick taking the ball inside on the other end. Fitzpatrick had 38 in that game. I think it was the 2002-3 season. It was she who shall not be named second season.
bison137

Yes, 2002-03 season.   Fitzpatrick played all 40 minutes and had 38 points (13-17), while Creamer had 44 points (16-21) in 38 minutes.  Bucknell's PG at the time was Lindsey Geosits, who I'm sure you know is the daughter of two former LC players: Jill Rush Geosits and the late Ed Geosits.   Geosits is now married to Charles Lee btw.


Box Score:  http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewContent.dbml?SPSID=810395&SPID=137629&DB_OEM_ID=32100&CONTENT_ID=794587

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