New 30-second shot clock could benefit Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming men’s basketball team relies on a strong defense and running down the shot clock to help scratch out low-scoring victories for coach Larry Shyatt.

But the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee is proposing to reduce the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 in hopes of spurring more scoring.

But some think the shorter shot clock could benefit defensive minded teams like Wyoming.

Shyatt tells the Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1LwyZKV) that more shots doesn’t necessarily result in many more points because the shot clock might lead to more poor shots.

But Shyatt says the Cowboys will have to study how the proposal will affect its own offensive strategy.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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