UTC women's coach backs moving 3-point line
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball coach is supporting a proposal to move the 3-point line from 19 feet, 9 inches to 20 feet, 9 inches, the distance used in the men's game.
Lady Mocs coach Wes Moore told The Chattanooga Times Free Press the NCAA should approve proposal at the June 9 meeting of the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel. The NCAA Women's Basketball Rules Committee has recommended moving the line.
The Lady Mocs led the Southern Conference with 737 3-point attempts last season.
UTC was 1 of 194 schools that submitted data for an NCAA study of 3-pointers attempted during exhibitions and scrimmages. The study found that women took 3,203 attempts from behind the men's line, while attempting 1,823 shots between it and the women's line.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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