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Coaches Roundtable: How will rule changes affect college basketball?

Referees will be asked to call college basketball games differently this season. How will it affect the game? Lance King/Getty Images

Among the three of them, Seth Greenberg, Fran Fraschilla and Dan Dakich have more than 40 years of head-coaching experience at the Division I level. Each week, they get together to discuss the hottest topics in college basketball.

1. Rule changes are coming to college basketball, including a shortened shot clock and expanded restricted area underneath the basket. How will these changes change the game this season?

Fraschilla: I'm always skeptical. I've spent a lot of time in the last couple weeks talking with officials and trying to understand the rule book. They tell me that the game will be called less physically. I'm confused by what a legal screen is, especially as it relates to screen and rolls. My biggest issue is that the officials will be mandated to call the game a certain way in November and December. When they get to conference play, where they're already familiar with the players and coaches, are they really going to put a Perry Ellis or a Denzel Valentine on the bench with three fouls in the first half when they have to see them five more times? I'm skeptical, and I'm anxious to see whether (NCAA coordinator of officiating) J.D. Collins -- who I hear is going to do a great job -- and all the supervisors around the country can maintain some consistency from November to March.