NCAA moving 3-point line back to international distance

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The 3-point line is moving back in college basketball.

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel announced Wednesday that the arc will be moved to 22 feet, 1 ¾ inches for the 2019-20 season, matching the international distance.

The change will not go into effect in Division II and III until 2020-21 due to the potential financial impact on schools.

The 3-point line was last moved in 2008-09, extending a foot to 20 feet, 9 inches.

According to the NCAA, it would like to see the shot become more challenging and less prevalent in the college game. It also believes this will help create more spacing on offense and clear space for driving to the lane.

The panel also approved resetting the shot clock to 20 seconds after an offensive rebound and gave coaches the ability to call live-ball timeouts in the last two minutes of the second half and any overtime period.

Players also will be assessed technical fouls for derogatory language about an opponent's race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.