Dick Vitale complains about college 3-point line after Villanova dominates
Villanova set a Final Four record in its dominating win over Kansas on Saturday night, and Dick Vitale is hoping that record is one that is never matched or broken in the future.
The Wildcats punched their ticket to the NCAA championship game by attempting a whopping 40 3-pointers and converting 18 of them. After the game, Vitale called for the 3-point line to be pushed back and the lane to be widened to encourage more inside play.
The time has come to push the 3-point line back to the international distance and widen the lane. The game is becoming dominated too much by the 3-point shot.
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) April 1, 2018
Vitale later elaborated during his appearance on “SportsCenter” and in an Instagram post.
“…firmly believe the rules committee MUST MOVE 3 pt line back to International line 22’1 “/ also widen lane from 12’ to 16’ the game is too boring / just running to the line & shooting 30 / 40 3’s / need more cutting / driving,” he wrote.
Villanova only hit 4 of 24 three-pointers in its Elite Eight win over Texas Tech, so obviously the Wildcats are able to beat teams in other ways. And on Saturday, even the Lawrence Police took shots at the Jayhawks over how poorly they were shooting from the field. Still, Vitale isn’t the only one who feels the 3-pointer has become too big of a part of the college game. Pushing the line back might help limit some of that.