Jay Bilas had some good commentary on the rule changes during the Georgetown-Oregon game last night. He argued that the college basketball world got lazy, and stopped blowing the whistle for the last decade or so. Consequently, coaches started to teach their players hand-checking, etc. because they knew they could get away with it. I agree somewhat.
The game needed more offense, and a little less physicality. It'll be tough to adjust to the change for everyone (including refs), but it's a good rule change. The game is better for it.
These guys today have no fundamentals.
There are definitely fundamentals in the college game. However, I do think AAU coaching has hurt fundamentals, and I'm not sure how much good teaching these players are getting before they step on a college campus.
This post was edited on 11/9 at 9:28 am