Huskies to test potential rules changes in exhibition

STORRS, Conn. -- The UConn women's basketball team will be trying out some new rules when the Huskies play an exhibition game next month.

The Huskies' game against Vanguard University on Nov. 8 will feature the larger basketball used in men's games and a 24-second shot clock.

The 3-point line will be moved back from 20 feet, 9 inches to the international distance of 22 feet, 1 inch. And the teams will play with a 16-foot lane, which is 4 feet wider than the one used in NCAA play.

Teams won't be able to call timeout after a made basket and will have just eight seconds to get the ball into the frontcourt after inbounding the ball.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma has advocated for the larger ball and other rule changes, which he has said are needed to create an international standard and enhance the flow of the game.