The NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee has proposed moving the 3-point line back to the international basketball distance, more than one foot farther than the current line.
The international 3-point line is 22 feet, 1¾ inches, while the current 3-point line is 20 feet, 9 inches.
The 2018 and 2019 National Invitation Tournaments used the international 3-point line among experimental rules.
According to the committee, moving the 3-point line back would clear the lane for more drives to the rim, make 3-point shots more challenging and therefore less prevalent, and improve offensive spacing.
The committee also recommended four other proposals: • Resetting the shot clock to 20 seconds after offensive rebounds; • Players being assessed Flagrant 2 technical fouls and ejections for using derogatory language about an opponent's race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability; • Allowing coaches to call live-ball timeouts in the last two minutes of the second half and overtime; • Conducting instant replay review for goaltending or basket interference calls in the final two minutes of the second half and overtime.