Instant Replay Expands in College Basketball

Mar 26, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers forward Theresa Plaisance (55) draws a charge from Penn State Lady Lions guard Dara Taylor (2) in the second half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA womens basketball tournament at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. LSU defeated Penn State 71-66. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Multiple changes have been made in NCAA college basketball playing rules on Monday, including the tweaking of instant replay and foul calls.

Details on how exactly replay will be expanded have not been given, according to the AP report, but there is a potential for charging-blocking calls to be reviewed.

The Playing Rules Oversight Panel also approved a tweak to the charging-blocking foul in the men’s game and gave referees leeway when it comes to penalties for accidentally elbowing an opponent above the shoulders.

Again, the exact tweak in calls that are a charge or a block weren’t clearly specified in the report. Other changes in the playing rules include:

  • Women’s college basketball now includes a 10-second backcourt rule, the same as in the men’s game. Previously, the women’s game did not have any backcourt violations.
  • Emphasis put on defensive players that keep a hand or arm on an offensive player or stop their movements.

All rules will be effective immediately beginning this upcoming season.

Topics: Basketball, NCAA, Playing Rules Oversight Panel

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