Your pet peeve about college basketball

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by bierce, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. bierce

    bierce 1,000+ Posts

    Mine is those damn TV timeouts with the first deadball after a team has called a timeout. Invariably, we are treated to 15 seconds of action before it's back to the sales pitches.
  2. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Something about college basketball specifically that's not true about HS / NBA / international ball?
  3. updog07

    updog07 500+ Posts

  4. Larry T. Spider

    Larry T. Spider 1,000+ Posts

    Its true at all levels, but I hate that the last minute of a close game takes 20 mins in real time. We lose exciting, fast paced finishes to free throw shooting contests.
  5. Heretic Horn

    Heretic Horn 250+ Posts

    #1 Tie ups decided by alternating possessions. C'mon man - how about a jump ball?

    #2 Ed Hightower
  6. Owlhorn

    Owlhorn 500+ Posts

    - constant interruptions in play because of the fouls

    - last two minutes taking forever no matter the score.

    - fired up rivals playing 1000x above their head, then sucking against the rest of the conference
  7. Bluepies

    Bluepies Guest

    Like everyone else, fouling or taking a timeout on every possession in the last two minutes.

    Proposed rule changes:
    You get three timeouts per half, not five.
    ENFORCE the intentional foul call. Everyone and their dog knows that every foul committed by a losing team in the last two minutes is intentional. Call them as such and they will no longer gain an advantage. In the interest of fairness and sportsmanship, there should be no such thing as a smart or strategic foul. That, and watching a free throw contest at the end of every game is obnoxious.
    If that doesn't work, once in the double bonus, fouls behind the three point line get three foul shots.
  8. Larry T. Spider

    Larry T. Spider 1,000+ Posts

  9. scottnaustin

    scottnaustin 25+ Posts

    Brent Musberger....
  10. Games that always run 10 minutes over into the ONE game I wanna watch...
  11. Nuclear Bear

    Nuclear Bear 1,000+ Posts

    Ive never been a huge fan of college basketball and one of my biggest reasons is the 35 second shot clock.

    Makes the game way to slow.
  12. adUTleander

    adUTleander 250+ Posts

  13. Hornoholic

    Hornoholic 25+ Posts

    The 18 timeouts per game kinda bugs me.

    8 tv timeouts + 5 per team.
  14. accuratehorn

    accuratehorn 10,000+ Posts

    The main problem is the players leaving so early for the pros. This is a sport I will never have the depth of feeling for like I do college football. One year, then pro? How much of a fan can you become for any player with that going on?
    Secondly, the last minute or two can be very anti-climactic, as several have already mentioned. Borrrrrrring.
  15. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Jump balls decided by alternating possessions.

    Too short of a 3-point line still ... it's closer to the high school / middle school line than it is to the NBA line.
  16. txhorn2010

    txhorn2010 250+ Posts

    Dick Vitale, Dick Vitale, and Dick Vitale
  17. UTExinPDX

    UTExinPDX 1,000+ Posts

    That the season doesn't last an entire calendar year...I could watch college basketball every day.

    Really, it's the one-and-done season that players utilize to jump to the NBA (sorry KD!). Wish there were a two year minimum at least.
  18. rickysrun

    rickysrun 2,500+ Posts

    that they think opening the tournament to 96 teams is a good idea.
  19. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

  20. old65horn

    old65horn 1,000+ Posts

    not having won a Nat'l Championship.

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