Kansas City, MO (AP) - NCAA basketball officials will begin
calling fouls on secondary defenders under the basket this season
in an attempt to curb injuries.
John Adams, national coordinator for men's basketball
officiating, said Tuesday that referees will call fouls on
secondary defenders who make contact with a shooter while standing
directly under the rim.
Another new rule will allow the opposing coach to choose someone
already on the floor to shoot a free throw in place of an injured
Officials will also pay closer attention to intentional and
flagrant fouls, and to 3-second calls to clear up rough play
underneath. The officials also have been told to call fouls if a
player's balance or speed is impeded, not just if it provides an
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