I’ll say this again. A 30 second shot clock at the college level is a terrible idea. I’m watching Vandy and SMC play in the NIT with the experimental rule. In the segment I’ve watched SMC has gotten off zero….ZERO good shots. Every shot has been a forced shot to beat the clock. Scoring isn’t all about shortening possessions. In fact a team that takes longer to get a good shot will likely shoot a higher percentage. It is the percentage that matters. So making players shoot low percentage shots in order to increase scoring is ill conceived and counterintuitive.
For a more detailed argument, check out the archives under Josh’s Posts.