College hoops must build off title game

ATLANTA -- That's what we all want.

That's what the sport needs and craves.

What Louisville and Michigan did Monday night in the national championship game must be duplicated for college basketball to thrive. Officials need to find ways to increase freedom of movement when the rules committee meets next month.

Players need to work on their skill set, especially making the open jumper and 3-pointer. Converting on the offensive putback and at the free throw line is a must, too.

Louisville won the national title 82-76 and both teams made eight 3s, attempting nearly the same amount of free throws and shooting better than 45 and 52 percent, respectively.


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