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Auriemma wants rims lowered in women's hoops

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01:07 PM ET 10.23 | UConn coach Geno Auriemma believes that women's basketball would be a much more popular and exciting sport if the rims were lowered from ten feet. Though this would obviously mark a radical change for the sport, the women's game already uses a smaller ball than the men's, and the shot clocks in the two sports are different.

"What makes fans not want to watch women's basketball is that some of the players can't shoot and they miss layups and that forces the game to slow down," he said. "How do (we) help improve that? Lower the rim [from 10 feet]. Do you think the average fan knows that the net is lower in women's volleyball than men's volleyball? It's about seven inches shorter so the women have the chance for the same kind of success at the net [as the men]."

Hartford Courant

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