Creighton women’s basketball players are adjusting to new 3-point line

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 9:29 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Creighton women’s basketball team is working to adjust to a 3-point line that is further back this year. A new NCAA rule moves the line from 20 feet 9 inches to 22 feet 1 and 3/4 inches.

For a team that likes to shoot it, this is a big change. Members of the team told 6 Sports that they spent the summer working on being consistent from the new distance.

“I thought it would be, moving the line back, a bigger difference than what I’ve seen so far in practice,” head coach Jim Flanery said. “Our players have probably adjusted better than I thought they would have. We’re a team that relies on the 3. So, I was worried that it was going to be too hard of a shot.”

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