Changes to Girls Basketball that you would like to see for the 2021-2022 Season?

MCGal

Well-known member
Totally disagree. A bye is by definition the easiest game they could play. The proper spot on a bracket is created when the brackets are first made. Played in plenty of tournaments in many sports that say the top line is the home team. Very simple fix for HS sports.

Win the first seed and you get the easiest path to a the third round. Start with a bye and play the lowest seed in the second round. That is a huge reward and plenty for any team in Ohio. No need to lineup the two lowest seeds and get a home court for both so we can see 80-20 scores two rounds in a row.

Maybe we could just go to straight seeding and not let the teams pick their spots at all. That would fix the first round meaningless blowouts that could easily be avoided.
It actually wouldn't fix the blowouts... and they've done the auto-lines before. It wasn't any better. I don't get the obsession here tbh. You earn the right to have the easy path by winning during the season. No one should be forced to take a bye for reasons already discussed.
 

Yappi

Go Buckeyes
It actually wouldn't fix the blowouts... and they've done the auto-lines before. It wasn't any better. I don't get the obsession here tbh. You earn the right to have the easy path by winning during the season. No one should be forced to take a bye for reasons already discussed.
If a #8 plays a #9 to advance to play the #1, that is alot better than the #1 drilling the #9 in the first round and then drilling the #8 in the second round. It seems simple to me if you want to improve the sport, take the most glaring issue and fix it first. Massive blowouts are what gets headlines. For a sport that is limping along right now, this would be a good first step.
 

CCHS93

Active member
More travels need called. It's getting ugly out there. Especially 'the catch the ball with 2 feet stationary on the ground...then hop into the shot with no dribble'.

Mind blowing.
I couldnt agree more. Between that and the Eurostep, the whistles should be pretty constant.
 

Hback

Member
MY DREAM:
1. Reset team fouls after each quarter
2. 5 team fouls in a quarter equals two shots
3. Timeout after a made basket advances the ball
4. 30 second shot clock

MY HOPE:
1. Do true NCAA bracketing come tournament time. No coaches "choosing" where they go. If there's 14 teams, 1 gets the bye and and plays the winner of the 8 v 9 game.
2. Move back the start of basketball season to November 1st. No reason to be starting on October 22nd. (I know the state tournament dates determine start date, but a lot of volleyball and soccer teams are still playing).
 

Yappi

Go Buckeyes
More travels need called. It's getting ugly out there. Especially 'the catch the ball with 2 feet stationary on the ground...then hop into the shot with no dribble'.

Mind blowing.
While I agree about the hop into a shot without dribbling should be called, I'm far more frustrated with the players taking 2-3 steps on a drive to the basket or pulling up for a shot. The hop is usually done to position the feet for a shot. Those drives to the basket create an advantage relative to the defense. Also seems like the bigger players get called for more travels than the smaller, quicker players who seem to travel far more frequently.
 

Hback

Member
So you want the women's college rules.
What's the logic behind advancing the ball? What's it fix?
Yes. Would love the women's college rules. But I do like the 10 second backcourt violation.

For ball advancement: Increased excitement. More strategy involved. I'd prefer half court like FIBA rules vs the 28ft like NBA. Some HS teams do it now anyway (they'll inbound to half court and call a timeout on the catch).
 

LouHoltz

Active member
While I agree about the hop into a shot without dribbling should be called, I'm far more frustrated with the players taking 2-3 steps on a drive to the basket or pulling up for a shot. The hop is usually done to position the feet for a shot. Those drives to the basket create an advantage relative to the defense. Also seems like the bigger players get called for more travels than the smaller, quicker players who seem to travel far more frequently.
Couldn’t agree more and it has created ugly basketball and FRUSTRATED fans lol
 
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