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ACC to try 30-second shot clock

Thursday, May 15, 2014
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- The ACC will use a 30-second shot clock during exhibition games on an experimental basis for the upcoming season, commissioner John Swofford said Thursday.

"Our coaches and ADs both felt it would be an enhancement to the game in today's world," Swofford said. "It adds more possessions and potentially would speed up the game."

NCAA men's teams have used a 35-second shot clock since the 1993-94 season.

Swofford said league coaches submitted the proposal to the athletic directors during the spring meetings, and the athletic directors embraced the idea. The ACC would give its feedback on the use of the 30-second shot clock to the men's basketball rules committee.

"That's where the game is headed," Pitt coach Jamie Dixon told ESPN's Andy Katz at the NBA draft combine in Chicago. "We want to be ahead of the game. We want to provide data and see what it's like."

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