Mark Cuban apparently has some controversial thoughts on college basketball. Where does all this stem from? Let’s just say the comments from Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan were echoed again loud and clear. The Dallas Mavericks owner told an ESPN affiliate in Dallas that between the bad officiating and the shot clock stipulations, college athletes are being effectively deterred from going pro. Cuban claims that this style of play is not teaching university athletes how to play a strenuous and complete game of basketball. Basically, he’s against too much stop and go.
According to statistics, college teams are scoring less than they have in the years after some officiating changes were made to the game. Cuban went straight at the issue by stating, “It’s horrible. It’s ridiculous. It’s worse than high school. You’ve got 20 to 25 seconds of passing on the perimeter and then somebody goes and tries to make a play and do something stupid, and scoring’s gone down.”
There has been no word from the NCAA about these concerns as of yet.