Reply To: NCAA's New Hand Check Rule

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It appears that you and I will disagree. I attended 2 games so far this season. The men’s game (Rider) had 47 fouls called. The women’s game (Villanova) had 45 fouls called. That’s a call about every 50 seconds. Last year, there were 2 teams in the NCAA who averaged at least 23 fouls/game. The average is about 17. Many of the fouls called had absolutely no impact on the game except to slow it down considerably. Players were turning into a defender’s hand and fouls were being called.
I watched the Duke-Kansas game…53 fouls called. IMHO, it’s no good for the players or the fans.