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Huskies to Experiment With Potential Rule Changes in Exhibition Game

Oct 27, 2015

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has advocated for the larger ball and other rule changes.

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team will be trying out some new rules when the Huskies play an exhibition game next month.

The Huskies game against Vanguard University on Sunday, November 8 will feature the larger basketball used in men's games as well as a 24-second shot clock.

The three-point line also will be moved back from the current 20 feet, nine inches to the international distance of 22 feet, one inch.

In addition, the teams will play with a 16-foot lane, which is four feet wider than the one used in NCAA play.

Teams won't be able to call timeout after a made basket, and will have just eight seconds to get the ball into the frontcourt after inbounding the ball.

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has advocated for the larger ball and other rule changes, which he said are needed to create an international standard and enhance the flow of the game.