NCAA Men’s Basketball Highlights 2015-2016

NCAA Men’s Basketball Highlights 2015-2016
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    Tensions are rising as the NCAA men's basketball season draws nearer to the end.

    The season started off on November 13th with a few rule changes including: reducing the shot lock to 30 seconds, allowance of dunking during warm ups and reduction of the team time outs from 5 minutes to 4 minutes.

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Tensions are rising as the NCAA men’s basketball season draws nearer to the end. Although the Kansas Jayhawks are leading with 1.621 points and are predicted to take the cup this season, the Oklahoma Sooners trail closely with 1,551 points, only 70 points behind the Jayhawks.

The season started off on November 13th with a few rule changes including: reducing the shot lock to 30 seconds, allowance of dunking during warm ups and reduction of the team time outs from 5 minutes to 4 minutes.

Season Highlights

On September the 29th, the NCAA announced penalties against the SMU Mustang’s following previous allegations on the team. This included the suspension of their head coach Larry Brown for nine games of the season and three years probation for their basketball program.

While during the season, Davidson head coach and Michigan state head coach both won their 500th game since they began coaching. On the other hand, so far, only the Evansville guard D. J. Balentine reached the 2000 career point milestone.

Recent news states that, the NCAA have approved for non- senior college male basketball players to try out for N.B.A teams, receive a draft grade and thereafter return to college upon their own choice.

However, the players must beat the late May deadline of whether or not they are returning to college. This decision is in favor of the very talented basketball players who wish to join the NBA while still pursuing their studies.

According to Bill Self the Kansas coach, in an N.C.A.A. statement: “This legislation, with help from the N.B.A., will allow for basketball athletes a chance to make informed decisions on their real status as a draft prospect before giving up their collegiate eligibility,”

In addition, payment of NCAA college athletes has been a topic of discussion recently. As is it well known, the student basketball athletes simply join the teams on passion basis and perhaps in order to attain their hard earned scholarships, however are not paid a dime for their hard earned wins.

Meanwhile, the broadcasters, corporate sponsors and NCAA itself rank in millions of dollars at the the end of the tournament. Notably up to $6 billion dollars annually. This has caught the attention of student activists and several arguments have been issued against the NCAA.

Although, on the flip side, the student athletes are guaranteed the opportunity to both receive a decent education and gain exposure to large professional contracts.

Expectations

All in all, the NCAA Men’s Basketball season continues to have it’s ups and downs with the long streak of success for the Michigan State to the shocking recovery of the Kansas JayHawks. To predict the win of the season may prove difficult as most of the games have been unexpected yet entertaining, therefore the anticipation for the final game is high as we await for the 2015-2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball champions.

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References:
http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics

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