There was no bigger star in college basketball during the 2020-21 season than Luca Garza, Iowa. This isn’t a controversial statement, is it? He was honored with the Best Player in Sports News in early March, followed by the Naismith Award, Oscar Robertson Cup and John R Wooden Award. He was ranked third top scorer in Division One and led the team that entered the NCAA Championship as the No. 2 seed. Sure enough, the people in charge of the sport want such a player on the field as much as possible, and they won’t want to restrict his participation just because there is a rule that has existed for decades, a rule that Provides disqualification after five personal errors. That’s okay, because Garza didn’t miss a single game. More: March Madness Best Player One issue featured in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules annual survey of coaches, officials, members of the media, and other interested parties was the possibility of changing to a DQ rule of six mistakes. There is some anecdotal support for such a change. ESPN analyst Jimmy Dykes tweeted, “Every official I have spoken to is in favor of it. The game is too fast and physical to stay at 5.” Truth: This is a solution that is desperately looking for a problem. There is no need for college basketball to issue six fouls to disqualification. There has never been a worse time to demand such a change, in the 2020-21 season in Division One, officials deemed 17.24 fouls for each team in a regular match. It is the lowest number in the 73 years the NCAA has compiled the stats. This is a slight decrease from 17.53 in 2019-20, which is down from 17.76 in the previous year. Before 2018-19, fouls were not less than 18 per team. There is no logic to increase the threshold of disqualification if fewer mistakes are made than at any time in the history of the game, unless the desire to get more mistakes in college basketball is for some reason, true that the NBA has a maximum of six mistakes. NBA games last 48 minutes, compared to 40 minutes in college. Longest game at 20 percent equals 20 percent of fouls. Simply. Ideally, the push behind the six faux DQ is to keep the superstar players on the ground more. This sounds like a worthwhile hunt, but again, this is a myth-based concern. The consensus of all five Americans last season spoiled six times. Mutual. Playing time averaged 33 minutes per game. In the matches they were disqualified from, they averaged 32 minutes, and of the 15 players in Sporting News’s three All-America teams, there were only 13 out of a total of 447 games. That’s a 2.9 percent rate, which is below the average of 3.2 for all players. Seven out of 15 all Americans have never made a mistake once, so there is no justification for making the change. There are plenty of good reasons not to do so. In the 2013-14 season, after being registered in the First Division, basketball had fallen to its lowest level since 1952, the Rules Committee and John Adams, NCAA official coordinator, began “freedom of movement.” “, An attempt to remove the unnecessary defensive connection from the sport and return to the focus on basketball skill. The operation was uninterruptedly successful, but the scoring jumped from 67.5 points per team in 2012-13 to 73.77 in 2018. It has fallen back from the past two seasons, but it does not.” Still at a much higher level than when the crisis was announced Teams scored 71.11 points per game last season, and a rule change that would not impose disqualification until the sixth personal foul would grant the license to all players on the ground to be as physical as they would like to defend because the possibility The error would be almost zero. We know this because the Big East Conference tried to rule out six mistakes from 1989 to 1992. I covered the conference during those seasons, winning Pitt Panthers for the Pittsburgh Press. And although the players are exceptional Yen like Alonzo Morning, Dikembe Mutombo, Derek Coleman, Billy Owens, Malik Sealy, Eric Murdock, Tate George and Terry Deher occupied the league back then, basketball was not what it could have been, it should have been. Research by statistician Ken Pomeroy shows that the Big East teams have made a rough mistake – and I mean roughly – twice more per game over the six spoiled years. These are the numbers for all games. The Six Mistakes Experience was only in place for the Big East Conference games, not for the out-of-league or post-season games. “As someone who has been there when Big East tried the Rule of 6 Mistakes, you really don’t want to go there,” Mike Waters, who covered Syracuse for three decades, tweeted in the Post Standard. “Basketball has turned into a rugby game.” ESPN analyst Fran Fraschila was an assistant coach at the time in Providence, under the direction of head coach Rick Barnes. He tweeted that the Sixth Experience in the Grand East was a “disaster”. That sounds like a plausible description, as a statistician discovered by John Gasaway of ESPN.com for the 1990-91 UConn season revealed that the Huskies and their opponents abused each other 44 times in a mediocre team match. That would be 10 more mistakes per match than what we saw nationally in 2020-21. “The matches have become more physical,” Fraschila said in his tweet. “We had WWE every night.” That was WWF, before Vince McMahon renamed his wrestling project. In the Grand East of that era, the F was for “errors”.